Jakeem Grant will have surgery ending his 2018 Miami Dolphins season
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins had hoped that Jakeem Grant would return some time this season but any hopes have been ended as Grant will go to IR.
Jakeem Grant was having a solid season but his season is now officially over as he will have lower leg surgery that will end his 2018 season. This according to Adam Beasley.
The injury is an Achilles injury but it was not a complete tear. Grant injured his foot against Green Bay. He had been dealing with an Achilles issue for some time but it wasn’t believed to be serious. Against the Packers, Grant took a step off the line on a slant route and immediately came up into a hop across the field to the teams bench.
He would be taken to the locker room and initial worries were that he had suffered a torn Achilles but that wasn’t the case. The Dolphins had hoped to get him back before the end of the year but it is being reported now that he will undergo surgery to repair the injury.
Across multiple local beat writers, the prognosis is that Grant will be 100% healthy and ready to go by the 2019 training camp if not sooner. It is good news considering he could have been out a lot longer.
Grant is only the latest in a long line of season ending injuries that have plagued the Dolphins in 2018. The team lost Josh Sitton in week two then lost center Daniel Kilgore, then speedy receiver Albert Wilson. They also lost Vincent Taylor and William Hayes. Hayes went out in week three.
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This years rash of injuries is extremely high compared to other seasons and maybe even other NFL teams. Miami has also been without Kenny Stills, Cameron Wake, Andre Branch, Bobby McCain, and of course Ryan Tannehill for extended periods of time. Against Green Bay they were also without Laremy Tunsil and Ja’Wuan James. DeVante Parker was also injured against Green Bay and there is still no word on when or if he will return.
The mounting injuries have many questioning the conditioning the players go through as well as the trainers. Is it purely bad luck or is someone not doing things correctly? It’s a question that is a lot harder to answer than it is to ask.
There are still six games left in the season as Miami tries to push towards a playoff spot but each weeks seems to add another to the list of players unable to play.