Another week, another season ending injury.
This time it involves Cameron Wake, defensive end from the Miami Dolphins. During last night’s game against the New England Patriots the star lineman tore his Achilles and will no longer be able to play this season. After trying to get back to a healthy playing state and bringing the Dolphins defense to the heights many thought they would reach, Wake is now back to square one and unavailable for the revamped Miami squad.
Normally the severity of the injury comes with a mixed amount of recovery time. Needless to say the Dolphins are losing one of the top pass rushers in the NFL right when they were on the cusp of turning their season around under interim head coach Dan Campbell. The coupling of Wake and new acquisition Ndamukong Suh should have created a force to be reconed with. Under former head coach Joe Phibin however, the two were little more than observers as teams had their way with them. Over the past few games Suh and Wake turned a page and brought ferocity back to the defensive corp of the Dolphins.
Again, there isn’t an official time frame for when Wake will be able to rejoin the team. It’s definitely a tremendous blow to a team that seemed to get a spark from their new coach.