AFC East injury news: Dolphins avoid disaster with Terron Armstead injury
Injuries will happen in the preseason, but teams hope they don’t result in the loss of their key stars.
For the Miami Dolphins to challenge the Bills for the AFC East crown, they need their offensive unit to be intact, that includes key players along the offensive line.
Yes, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are the keys to an explosive offensive, but to keep Tua Tagovailoa protected, the Dolphins need their 4-time Pro Bowl left tackle Terron Armstead healthy and available as well.
That option took a scare this past week as Armstead injured his right leg during team drills against the Houston Texans. Carted off the practice field, the injury seemed ominous at first, but there is light at the end of the tunnel for the Dolphins and Armstead.
As the injury doesn’t appear as serious as it looked, the left tackle is positive that he will be able to return by Week 1 when the Dolphins open the 2023 season against the Los Angeles Chargers. If that is a bit optimistic, Miami will be happy to have their $75 million investment at least ready at the beginning of the season even if he can’t make it back by the opener.
In all a disaster avoided for this AFC East contender.