The Miami Dolphins received some great news from star cornerback Sean Smith’s MRI this morning, as the 25-year-old has only suffered a bone bruise. Ben Volin tweeted that a league source confirmed that Smith did not sustain any ligament tears. When a player injures his knee, we can only fear the worst so Dolphins fans are elated that the injury is not severe.
Earlier this morning, Smith tweeted, “I’m BACK!!! Other than my son being born this is the Happiest Day of my life, GOD is GOOD.”
Smith was one of two players to suffer knee injuries in yesterday’s AFC East duel between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, but the news for the other key player wasn’t so likely. Bills tight end Scott Chandler has been placed on the injured reserve due to a knee injury, and he was seen on crunches. It is evidently a serious injury, and some fear that it could even be an ACL tear.
I don’t think Smith will be playing against the New England Patriots next week, but he still could so it will be interesting to see what his status is. The biggest thing for Smith is that he didn’t suffer a major injury in a contract year, because he is set to be a high-priced free agent as one of the premier corners in the league. After showing potential two years ago, Smith bounced back from a down year in 2011 and is a true No. 1 corner who regularly shadows the opponents top wide receiver.
Smith has 12 passes defended and two interceptions on the season.
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