The Miami Dolphins received some good news this morning when they found out cornerback Jamar Taylor will not need to be placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. Originally believed to be a separated shoulder, the Palm Beach Post's Andrew Abramson has updated his story to reveal the shoulder was dislocated, but it will not require surgery.
Taylor's return is expected to take about three weeks. He is officially listed as 'day-today" with the injury.
The Dolphins have five games remaining this season, meaning Taylor would only be available for the final two, if that timetable proves to be accurate. That would have Taylor coming back to the team as they make a final push for a potential playoff berth with games against the Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets. Both of those games are in Miami.
Abramson explains the update, and change from a "separated shoulder without dislocation" to an actual dislocation, writing, "There has been some conflicting information as to the seriousness of Taylor’s injury. While he is technically day-to-day, the final verdict is that the team is expecting him to miss about three weeks, the Palm Beach Post has learned."
Taylor started Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos in place of the injured Cortland Finnegan, who had to leave the team's Week 10 game against the Detroit Lions early and has missed the last two contests. The Dolphins are hopeful that Finnegan will be ready to play on Monday Night Football in Week 13, when the Dolphins visit the Jets, though there is still doubt as to his availability.
The Dolphins secondary has also lost Michael Thomas, Will Davis, and Sammy Seamster this season, all out for the year with various injuries.