As if the Dolphins didn’t have enough problems, one of their best players left practice with an undisclosed leg injury.
Left tackle Jake Long was pass-protecting when he went down in a heap. He stayed on the turf for a few minutes, before trainers moved him to a cart, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.
They also took the brace off Long’s right knee, and worked on his right leg. He eventually walked into the team facility under his own power.
Long’s made four Pro Bowls in five years, and it’s easy to make the case he’s the best player they have. With rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill set to start, protecting him is at a premium, and taking Long out for any time makes that difficult at a time when they have holes in other spots along the line.
If he was out any amount of time, they’d likely shift rookie Jonathan Martin from right tackle to left, and he’s had an up and down camp as well.