SORENESS IN KNEE A MAJOR CONCERN
John Jerry has been everything and more than what the Dolphins hoped for after using a 3rd round pick on the former Ole Miss Rebel. Jerry has been the starting right guard the entire training camp and after Saturday's preseason perfomance it sounds like head coach Tony Sparano is set to name him a starter for the regular season.
However, that was all before Monday. On Monday, Jerry started feeling pain in his right knee and was limited during practice. On Tuesday morning Jerry started practice, but was unable to complete the session due to sorness in his knee. Jerry did return to practice for the Tuesday evening session, but is only doing individual work as he continues to battle knee pain.
Concern has not only been building from a fan standpoint, but it appears Sparano is also very concerned as he admitted such during his training camp practice press conference. Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel speculates the injury is serious and adds that knee issues rarely get better before they get worse.
A once promising offensive line appears to be taking major blows in the early part of the preseason. Nate Garner, a great backup that could play either of the guard or tackle positions is out at least 8 weeks after having foot surgery and could end up missing the entire year. Now, Jerry, the projected starter at right guard is dealing with a knee injury that could threaten his availability for the 2010 regular season. It is certainly a situation worth monitoring.
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