Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown will miss his first game since 2007 on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers.
Coach Tony Sparano confirmed Brown’s expected absence Tuesday after the team’s starter missed another practice. Tight end Anthony Fasano also missed the session.
It’s unclear how long Brown will be out for because of his foot injury. There is a possibility he will soon be sent to a specialist. Brown was on pace to set a career high in carries — his high is 241 in 2006 — before the injury.
Ricky Williams will get the start for Miami against Carolina’s rush defense, which ranks among the ten worst in the league. The NFL Network already inserted Ricky into their promo for the game, saying he could “spark” the Miami offense.
Those jokes never get old. Seriously.