Dolphins' Porter may require arthroscopic knee surgery Print
Written by Admin   
Monday, 06 August 2007 12:04
NFL Headline News

 DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -New Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter sought a second opinion Monday before deciding whether to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery that could sideline him for at least two weeks.
Porter has been out of action since Friday because of the injury, which began bothering him during the offseason. He was examined over the weekend and sought a second opinion from Birmingham, Ala.-based specialist Dr. James Andrews.
The Dolphins' first exhibition game is Saturday against Jacksonville. Porter would miss most or all of the preseason if he requires surgery.
``It's always good to get it done now if you have to,'' linebacker Zach Thomas said. ``It's nothing serious. I've been in training camp, got a scope and came back two weeks later.
``I'd like for him to be here now, but to be honest, the season is much more important than right now. It's good he's taking care of that now, instead of waiting until the fourth or fifth game, and then he has to miss three or four games.''
Another injury concern surfaced when tackle Anthony Alabi limped off the field Monday morning after hurting his left knee. He was to be evaluated.
Porter has missed only six games in his eight previous NFL seasons. Dolphins coach Cam Cameron declined to say whether he's concerned Porter might be sidelined for the entire preseason.
Porter wore a brace on the knee during offseason practices in early June. He took part in training camp when drills began July 28 but hasn't practiced since Friday morning.
Donnie Spragan would fill in for Porter. Spragan started nine games each of the past two years, then re-signed with Miami as a free agent in April.
``When we re-signed Donnie Spragan, that was a huge plus,'' Cameron said. ``He understands the defense. He's a bright guy.''
Porter, a three-time Pro Bowl player, played his first eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before they released him in a salary cap move last spring. He quickly signed a five-year deal with Miami for $32 million, including $20 million guaranteed.
 

NFL Team Pages

Top NFL Public Bets

#1 271 Indianapolis Colts 88%
#2 265 Houston Texans 87%
#3 263 Miami Dolphins 79%
#4 259 Seattle Seahawks 73%
#5 275 Green Bay Packers 73%
#6 278 Dallas Cowboys 69%
#7 267 Baltimore Ravens 68%
#8 262 New York Jets 65%
#9 258 Kansas City Chiefs 65%
#10 269 Philadelphia Eagles 64%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NFL Futures

NFL TEAM CONFERENCE ODDS CURRENT
DENVER BRONCOS 3/2
GREEN BAY PACKERS 3/1
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 4/1
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 5/1
DALLAS COWBOYS 5/1
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 11/2
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 6/1
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 7/1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 8/1
ARIZONA CARDINALS 9/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com