Report: Josh Sitton to miss remainder of season

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The Dolphins have practiced without left guard Josh Sitton for the last two days and it will reportedly be quite a while before he’ll be ready to play again.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Sitton will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. Sitton suffered the injury in the second half of Miami’s Week One win over the Titans.

Per the report, Sitton asked doctors about playing through the injury and was told that doing so would run the risk of increasing the damage to the point that surgery could not repair it. As a result, Sitton will have surgery now in hopes of continuing his career.

Ted Larsen has stepped in for Sitton at practice this week and it looks like he’ll be part of the starting lineup the rest of the way in Miami.

32 responses to “Report: Josh Sitton to miss remainder of season

  1. The Packers were criticized when they let him leave, but it sure looks like the right decision now. He is near the end of a very illustrious career. Don’t overpay for aging veterans.

  2. Sad to see Josh Sitton go down for the season.

    Glad to know that he’s had an 11-yr career AND he’s a Super Bowl Champ.

    SUPER GLAD to have him be drafted from a lil’ school in Orlando called the University of Central Florida. You may have heard of them lately.

  3. The Packers were criticized when they let him leave, but it sure looks like the right decision now. He is near the end of a very illustrious career. Don’t overpay for aging veterans.
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    He was the top rated interior lineman by PFF last year.

    And did you miss 3 of 5 lineman getting pwned by the Bears last week?

  4. As a Packers’ owner and fan, I wish Josh the best in his rehab. Also, as a shoulder surgery veteran myself, I can tell you that it is a 1-year recovery window and that’s IF you religiously dive into your physical therapy. Good luck, man!

  5. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    September 14, 2018 at 8:44 am
    I hated to see Sitton go but it looks like TT cut him at the right time. TJ Lang, though
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    Lang is also injured. As he was frequently with the Packers.

  6. Where’s the idiot who called Alshon Jeffery soft a couple months ago? He played the entire season with this injury, probably not doable for an offensive lineman with said same injury but wanted to point that out

  7. Lang is also injured. As he was frequently with the Packers.
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    He was a 6-year starter for the Packers… he missed 5 starts….

    .. Lang, Sitton >>>> any G the Packers have fielded since. Injured or not.

  8. Huge loss for Miami, on the field and off. His leadership has been key. Going to miss his toughness. I hope Miami makes a trade for another mauler.

  9. aarons444 says:
    .. Lang, Sitton >>>> any G the Packers have fielded since. Injured or not.
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    You’re missing the point.
    It isn’t a question of whether T.J Lang or Josh Sitton are more talented than what the Packers have had at guard the last two seasons. They’re undoubtedly better.
    After years of solid service, each grew older and became free agents. Each wanted big bucks to stay in Green Bay, but you don’t pay a player based on what he did in the past, you pay him for what you think he can do over the length of a new deal.
    When healthy, Lang and Sitton are still better than their replacements. But since leaving the Packers, neither has been able to stay fully healthy or productive for any stretch of time. Sitton is now out for the season with shoulder issues, and Lang is currently struggling with a bad back and isn’t playing all that well.
    Both were worn down by years of play at a position that takes its toll on a man. What good is tying up your salary cap on guards who are more talented than what you can replace them with, but only on the rare occasions they’re able to play?
    Like it or not, Ted Thompson was right not to extend those guys – just as he was right not to extend Mike Wahle, Marco Rivera or Daryn Colledge.

  10. That really hurts Miami’s offensive line, Ted Larsen is just flatout terrible and will really struggle pressed into action. Especially on the left side. Some other team will greatly benefit from this injury next season though as Miami wont pay him $7M next year meaning Sitton will be a free agent & with injuries in 2017/18 now in his early 30’s Josh Sitton will be forced to sign a cheap 1yr “prove it” deal at 2M-3M dollars per season. If he stays healthy that is an outright steal as he can still play at a fairly high level fully healthy.

  11. I understand the business end. I can live with it… no choice in the matter.

    I’m not okay with Packers fans that fool themselves into thinking this good for the team.

    Sitton was an All-Pro caliber G in 2016 and 2017.. Lang was a Pro Bowler last year. The Packers would have been better with Taylor, Jahri Evans and Justin McCray? Tough sell there.

  12. “I’m not okay with Packers fans that fool themselves into thinking this good for the team.

    Sitton was an All-Pro caliber G in 2016 and 2017.. Lang was a Pro Bowler last year. The Packers would have been better with Taylor, Jahri Evans and Justin McCray? Tough sell there.”

    GB could afford to pay top Guard salaries when their tackles were on cheap deals. With Bakhtiari and Bulaga very highly paid tackles, they’re just not gonna be able to pay top guard deals. Otherwise the offensive line takes up a huge percentage of the salary cap and you can’t pay other talent you desperately need. GB did fine with Evans and Lane last year.

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