The Miami Dolphins have had issues with keeping their players on the field throughout their 2023 campaign.
Luckily, Week 10 brings Mike McDaniel’s team some time off, so some of those players who are dealing with bumps and bruises can rehab, relax and recover before the home stretch of the season.
McDaniel spoke to the media on both Monday and Tuesday this week and provided updates on a number of his players before the team adjourns for the week.
RB De'Von Achane
“We had no setbacks with De’Von so we’ll see. So far, so good. There hasn’t been any reason to think it’ll take longer, but you know how those things are. You have to take it one day at a time, so we’ll approach that when we need to make a more firm decision.”
OL Robert Hunt
“Good. A ‘did you know’ is that was the first game of his NFL career that he missed. So what was good for him was talking to him before the game and he stayed in it, but there can be pros to having that experience and you capture some of that. You never know what you have until it’s gone. You capture some of that frustration or you just truly appreciate how much you love participating in those games, so then you capture some of those moments and then you apply it to what you can control and that’s practice. Maybe it’s that much easier to take the full-speed last three minutes of individual to game-like tempo. It’s that much easier to strain in the fourth period of practice. All these things, I think he did use it for his overall benefit because it was the first rep for him in that situation.”
OL Robert Jones
“There’s no surgery involved. It will take a little bit of time, but it’s more of a week-to-week deal. It’s not a surgery situation.”
OL Isaiah Wynn
“Nothing’s changed with Isaiah, in terms of, I’m not going to tell someone that he can or can’t (come back and play this season), but it’s a long journey. We’re just taking it step-by-step with that.”
“He definitely was sore, which we’re going to be measured with our approach with him. He did a great job really battling for his teammates. There was adrenaline and competitiveness that really drove him. It’s definitely not ideal to get injured on the second play of the game. I think we gave him an end-around that might’ve been the fourth, fifth play of the game. That was something that he was making it very clear to me on the sidelines to still call, that he still wanted the ball. He’s in a good spot, however, we’re going to make sure we don’t do any harm to him moving forward. He’s had to battle injuries, unfortunately, this season, and we’ll utilize this bye week to make sure that he’s fully healthy and we don’t have any setbacks.”
“He’s had a couple good weeks of practice. He hasn’t had any setbacks whatsoever. He’s chomping at the bit, now. That will probably show its face here sooner than later.”