Jakeem Grant only knew Sunday morning that his balky Achilles tendon would allow him to play against the Packers.
He probably should not have.
Because Grant appeared to re-injured the same area of his left leg in the third quarter Sunday.
Grant left Sunday’s game on a cart, but there is optimism that he did not tear his ACL. More will be known Monday and it is unclear if or when he can play again this year.
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The Dolphins officially listed Grant as questionable with a leg injury. He left the locker room in a walking boot.
Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills said what was obvious to anyone who saw Grant post-game: That he was really shaken up by the injury.
“I just gave him a hug,” Stills said. “Told him everything’s going to be all right.”
Grant has been beset by a number of injuries this season, but has played in every game.
He pulled up lame on a crossing route in the third quarter and started hopping immediately, favoring his left leg. After a quick exam on the sidelines — during which teammates came to console him — Grant boarded a cart and left the field. A team attendant wrapped his arm around Grant’s shoulder in support.
But the bad news was just beginning. DeVante Parker, who has been banged up his entire pro career, got hurt a few plays later.
He injured his shoulder and left for the locker room.
The left the Dolphins with just three wide receivers: Danny Amendola, Kenny Stills and Leonte Carroo.
“We’ve had a lot of serious, season-ending injuries,” Stills said. “I think it just happens. It’s part of the game.”