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Dolphins WD Brandon Gibson sustains knee injury

10/28/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

The moment that Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Gibson jumped to receive a high pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill during the first quarter, he knew he was hurt. When Gibson jumped, he sensed a sudden pain in his left knee. Later, he was informed that it may be just the tip of the iceberg. The Miami Dolphins lost to the New England Patriots 27-137 on Sunday.
 
"They said it doesn't look too good, so it doesn't look good,” Gibson said. "I'm going to keep my head up and try to have the best attitude."
 
Gibson was signed in by the Dolphins a free agent and was restricted to crutches by the time he exited his team’s locker room. On Monday he an MRI will be conducted on the injured knee to determine what type and level of damage is present. Rumours are that he may have torn a ligament.
 
In case Gibson does have a ligament tear, the Dolphins will be losing another important player. They lost their tight end Dustin Keller to a preseason knee injury. The Dolphins have already lost a wide receiver to a knee injury, Armon Binns. They have their fingers crossed that Gibson doesn’t join the ranks as he is crucial in their plays. For now, he has been substituted by Rishard Matthews.
 
Gibson has three touchdowns and 326 yards for 30 passes and said that he was happy with the games he had played. It seemed he was expecting the worst.
 
"Each and every game was a good experience for me. I feel like I was getting better. But this kind of puts a damper on it now. I'll take from my experiences and learn from it,” he said.
 
Because the Dolphins have four receivers on their 53 man roster, Matthews is the only choice they have left to resort to. He gained 30 yards and caught three passes in the game against Patriots.
 
And that’s just the start of the bad news. The Dolphins have lost two of their practice squad wide receivers as they joined other teams. Marvin McNutt was claimed by the Carolina Panthers three weeks ago and Brian Tyms signed up with the Cleveland Browns just a week ago. The Dolphins have filled the gaps with Ryan Spadola and Nathan Palmer.
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