Miami Dolphins Rookie Jared Odrick Could Be Out a Month
It appears that the Miami Dolphins have lost first-round pick Jared Odrick for a month, maybe more. Odrick, the Dolphins' rookie staring defensive end, suffered a hairline fracture in his right fibula during last Sunday's game against Buffalo. The Dolphins won't discuss the outcome of an MRI taken earlier today, but reports say Odrick arrived to the practice facility wearing a hard cast on his injured leg. So we're gonna go with "not good" for the prognosis of said MRI.
The team thinks Odrick can be back before week 5 of the season, which would put him out for a month. For now, the job falls to Tony McDaniel while the team shuffles the defensive line around to make up for Odrick's absence. The Fins also signed defensive end Lionel Dotson and linebacker Erik Walden. They also worked out former Patriot linebacker Adalius Thomas.
For those of you keeping score, that's Channing Crowder, Tim Dobbins and now Odrick, who will miss significant playing time due to injury. As for Odrick, one can only hope he heals fast enough to get back in the lineup. Keep in mind, however, that he missed his entire sophomore season at Penn State when he suffered an injury that required a metal plate to be placed in his lower right leg. So the bad news is Odrick's right leg has suffered two major injuries. The good news is Odrick's right leg is now 70 percent bionic.