The Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans are about 24 hour from kickoff of their Thursday Night Football contest to open Week 8 in the NFL. Both teams are dealing with the short week that a Thursday night game brings with it, including the injuries and soreness that have not been completely rehabbed from last Sunday’s game.
The Dolphins’ side of the final injury report for the game is surprisingly light, given the injuries the team has sustained over the past few weeks. They listed three players as out for the game, though none of them are a surprise as quarterback Ryan Tannehill misses his third-straight game with a shoulder injury and wide receiver Kenny Stills and defensive end Charles Harris both did not travel with the team as they deal with groin and calf injuries, respectively. Miami listed two tight ends as questionable for the game, with A.J. Derby battling a foot injury and Mike Gesicki having a shoulder problem.
Not listed on the Dolphins’ injury report was wide receiver Albert Wilson, who was placed on injured reserve after sustaining a season-ending hip injury. The Dolphins promoted wide receiver Leonte Carroo off the practice squad to replace
The Texans’ injury report was much longer, with seven players ruled out. Defensive back Aaron Colvin (ankle), wide receiver Keke Coutee (hamstring), offensive lineman Zach Fulton (ankle), tight end Ryan Griffin (ill), safety Andre Hal (shoulder), linebacker Brian Peters (ankle), and cornerback Shareece Wright (shoulder/hand/groin) will all miss the game.
The Dolphins and Texans will kick off from Houston’s NRG Stadium Thursday night at 8:20pm ET.