Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
A little over ten minutes into the game, Knowshon Moreno took a handoff and ran hard for a few yards. As he was being tackled , Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham smashed into his arm, almost turning it the other direction. Moreno came out of the game and the indication is that he will miss 4-8 weeks with a dislocated elbow and possibly a fracture, leaving a hole in the offense and running game.
“I think he tried to put his arm down to stay up. I didn’t try to hit it,” Bradham said. “I just dove, and I think my shoulder pad hit his elbow or something.”
Despite the injury to Moreno, Branden Albert is confident that the Dolphins will still be committed to the run and believes Lamar Miller can get the job done.
“We’re still going to run the ball like we’re supposed to,” Albert told the Miami Herald. “Lamar’s capable of running the ball, all the running backs are. It’s our job to open up the holes. We all know what Knowshon brings to the team. We just got to keep fighting and hold down the fort until he gets back.”
Mike Wallace says the team will miss his intensity but knows that they must keep on pushing forward.
“I saw him on the ground and knew it wasn’t good, because he never really stays on the ground,” receiver Mike Wallace said. “It was quiet for a little while. But it was early in the game and we had to keep playing. We missed his intensity. We missed that out there. We needed that.”
Ryan Tannehill says that injuries can’t be an excuse moving forward and wasn’t making it an excuse for Sunday’s loss against the Bills.
"It's tough to lose a guy like Knowshon, but I don't know that affected us," Tannehill said. "We didn't get first downs. We didn't rush the ball. We didn't throw the ball. We didn't catch the ball. We didn't do anything well."
More information on his injury is expected to come later today during Joe Philbin’s press conference later today at 1:00 PM. We’ll have more information then.
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