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Tunsil says he slipped in shower, missed game due to “freak accident”

DAVIE, FL - JUNE 1: Laremy Tunsil #67 of the Miami Dolphins runs a drill during the team's OTAs on June 1, 2016 at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Laremy Tunsil Getty Images

Dolphins rookie offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil told reporters Thursday he missed last week’s loss to the Titans after “a freak accident” caused him to aggravate an ankle injury.

I walked out the shower and slipped,” Tunsil said Thursday. “Things happen. That’s the only thing I can say. Things happen.”

The Dolphins initially said Tunsil was injured in pregame warmups. He was a surprise scratch after not being listed on the injury report leading up to the game.

He was clearly missed. Billy Turner and Dallas Thomas started with Tunsil and Branden Albert out. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was sacked six times, and both Turner and Thomas were cut earlier this week.

Tunsil has been back on the practice field this week. He’s the team’s starting left guard but moved out to left tackle, his college position, two weeks ago vs. the Bengals when Albert also missed the game.

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32 Responses to “Tunsil says he slipped in shower, missed game due to “freak accident””
  1. kcchefs58 says: Oct 13, 2016 6:29 PM

    Gas mask jokes await this thread.

  2. zoxitic says: Oct 13, 2016 6:32 PM

    It’s hard to get out of the shower with that gas mask on

  3. finfansince68 says: Oct 13, 2016 6:33 PM

    Oy Vey – ONLY in Miami , you just can’t make this stuff up!

  4. picksixx says: Oct 13, 2016 6:38 PM

    Who would want to play for the Dolphins anyway?

  5. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 13, 2016 6:39 PM

    This guy is sooooo sketchy.

  6. rainsarge says: Oct 13, 2016 6:39 PM

    I was going to play in the game then I got high

  7. ezra954 says: Oct 13, 2016 6:44 PM

    The Dolphins have been a healthy scratch for years and this is coming from a fan

  8. tylawspick6 says: Oct 13, 2016 6:49 PM

    had bust written all over him

    classic miami

  9. noringcircus says: Oct 13, 2016 6:49 PM

    He could not mask his disappointment of not playing.

  10. donz0 says: Oct 13, 2016 6:52 PM

    Who would thought my gas mask would fog up in the shower.

  11. r502 says: Oct 13, 2016 6:54 PM

    The whole gas mask thing should have been a red flag, not because he smoked pot, but because it was so freaking stupid to allow it to be filmed.
    Falling in the shower and missing a game is not a surprise given the tendency toward being an idiot.
    It won’t be a surprise to hear he misses a game due to a back strain getting out of bed.

  12. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Oct 13, 2016 6:54 PM

    The lolphins are such a joke. Loser franchise. This guys a bigger bust than Dion Jordan.

  13. chippys lost binky says: Oct 13, 2016 6:57 PM

    Too easy…just going to let this one go

  14. immafubared says: Oct 13, 2016 6:58 PM

    Miami better get life considering all the number one picks and high salaries and lack of output.

  15. immafubared says: Oct 13, 2016 6:58 PM

    maybe he was bending over when it happened?

  16. dynastyfootballforme says: Oct 13, 2016 7:17 PM

    Tevin Coleman concussed himself last season slipping in the shower. Just sayin’

  17. nowtherearesomanybunnies says: Oct 13, 2016 7:21 PM

    “Freak accident.”

    The perfect summation.

  18. brendafortheboyz says: Oct 13, 2016 7:22 PM

    Geez…..stuff like this happens to any team!

  19. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 13, 2016 7:40 PM

    Having fallen from the penthouse to the outhouse, Laramy struggled to rise, but then the toilet seat gave way and he fell a few feet further into the bottom of the pit…

  20. raiderapologist says: Oct 13, 2016 7:44 PM

    My wife slipped in the shower a couple of weeks ago. Took out the shower curtain, and landed on the floor. As explained to me afterward, there was no humor in the event whatsoever.

  21. evrybdyhas1 says: Oct 13, 2016 7:49 PM

    The man needs a life alert bracelet and alarm.

  22. insightfulcomments says: Oct 13, 2016 7:51 PM

    I usually showered 2-3 times BEFORE a game.

  23. tylawspick6 says: Oct 13, 2016 7:59 PM

    ted wells has been called in investigate

    the great sandusky will be an advisor on the case from penn state prison

  24. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 13, 2016 8:22 PM

    So the Fins cut the crappy backups that filled in on the Oline last week.

    Did they sign new and different crappy backups during the week or will they go for even crappier ones from the practice squad?

  25. jagsfanugh says: Oct 13, 2016 8:25 PM

    Easy to do, might want to put a mat down when getting out, floors can be slippery.

  26. simplec72 says: Oct 13, 2016 8:57 PM

    My hand slipped while carrying your weekly check too!

  27. tonebones says: Oct 13, 2016 9:00 PM

    We can all laugh now, but this guy will probably be in Canton one day.

  28. ikeclanton says: Oct 13, 2016 9:06 PM

    The Dolphins will feel better once they have their Tunsil removed. They can get ice cream after.

  29. orivar says: Oct 13, 2016 10:25 PM

    People acting like slipping in the shower isn’t a serious thing

  30. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Oct 14, 2016 4:55 AM

    Taking a bath is safer…just sayin’

  31. mojodoa says: Oct 14, 2016 5:31 AM

    Thank God no one was under him.

  32. mutantman87 says: Oct 14, 2016 4:41 PM

    This actually sounds legit- seriously. I can’t even count the number of close calls I’ve had getting in and out of the shower. And it’s probably easier to stop the slip when you don’t weigh 300 lbs.

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