The hits keep coming for the 2018 Miami Dolphins, and their offensive play-makers.
Jakeem Grant, the Dolphins speedy wide receiver and kick-return specialist, will miss the rest of the 2018 season.
According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Grant will have season-ending surgery today on his lower leg, an injury that he sustained in Miami’s Week 9 win over the New York Jets.
Jakeem Grant is undergoing season-ending lower leg surgery today. The hope is he’ll be ready for spring ball but he will absolutely be back for the start of the 2019 season.— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) November 19, 2018
Grant at times, looked to be on his way to an expanded role in Gase’s offense, but never really saw the opportunities many fans had hoped.
Grant’s final stat line for the 2018 campaign is 21 receptions, 268 yards, and 2 touchdowns. He also scored on both a punt and kickoff return this season, and currently leads the NFL in average kickoff return yards with 29.7.
This is bad news for an offense already struggling to score points.
Last week, the Dolphins signed free agent wide receiver Brice Butler, who might be forced into action sooner than later.
Nonetheless, the Dolphins will greatly miss Jakeem Grant. Get well soon, Mighty Mouse.