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Jake Long OK after knee “tweak”

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The Dolphins dodged a bullet with left tackle Jake Long’s knee injury.

Although there were concerns in Miami today when Long was carted off the practice field, Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post reports that there was no damage and only a “tweak” to Long’s right knee.

An injury to Long would have been disastrous for the Dolphins, who are counting on Long to protect rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill. They’d prefer not to have another rookie, Jonathan Martin, protecting Tannehill, but that’s what they’d have to do if Long went down.

It’s not clear yet whether Long will travel with the Dolphins to Dallas for the last game of the preseason this week, but he will be good to go for the regular season opener.

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9 Responses to “Jake Long OK after knee “tweak””
  1. mcjon22 says: Aug 27, 2012 8:34 PM

    Thank God,

    Ryan Tannehill

  2. ghjjf says: Aug 27, 2012 8:36 PM

    “They’d prefer not to have another rookie, Jonathan Martin, protecting Tannehill, but that’s what they’d have to do if Long went down.”

    Uhm, he’s already supposed to be protecting tannehill on the right side…

  3. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Aug 27, 2012 9:38 PM

    Thankfully he’s ok.

    By the way, wouldn’t “Jake Long” be a great porn name?

  4. thelastpieceofcheese says: Aug 27, 2012 11:11 PM

    Dolphins are not worried because they know Jake Long is a shadow of himself and is on the way out anyway.

  5. showside says: Aug 27, 2012 11:58 PM

    Dolphins will win 3 games this year at best.

  6. randomguy9999 says: Aug 28, 2012 7:35 AM

    Long hasn’t exactly been doing his job well by leading his unit to bottom of the league performance in pass protect and run blocking last year, and it appears this year too….

    the Phins need O line talent as a 5 alarm emergency….

  7. nremi85 says: Aug 28, 2012 1:07 PM

    Can we get donte stalworth n plax please…n bring back c.j

  8. nremi85 says: Aug 28, 2012 1:12 PM

    What is the wait to bring in plax or and donta stall

  9. mackie66 says: Aug 28, 2012 2:06 PM

    Thats funny, why, because the Miami Herald is reporting Long will miss 1-3 games and has a sprain of the ICL.

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