Kiko Alonso’s thumb injury is a nuisance.
His hamstring injury might be prohibitive.
That’s the latest on the Dolphins’ best linebacker, who still doesn’t know if he’ll play Sunday against the Cardinals.
Alonso underwent surgery in Coral Gables for a broken right thumb Monday, but if he misses the Arizona game, that won’t be the reason.
Instead, it’ll be because his hamstring just hasn’t healed enough for him to be effective.
Alonso tweaked the hamstring last week in practice and then aggravated the injury on the first or second play of the Ravens game last Sunday. Alonso finished that game, even after breaking the thumb, but didn’t have a lot of conviction that he’ll be back in uniform this Sunday.
“Right now, I don't know,” Alonso said Thursday. “We're going to day by day. Today I felt good. We'll see.”
Alonso said a decision on his availability will be a group one, made by coaches, medical staff and himself. If he does play, Alonso will have limited usage of his dominant hand. His thumb and wrist are in a cast, but he does have the use of the four on that hand.
If he does not play, Mike Hull will start in his place.
“That guy's a monster,” Alonso said of his teammate. “Just watching him in preseason, I think you guys could tell that obviously the guy can play. We've got full faith in Mike. The guy's a freaking beast.”