Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets, a source tells the Miami Herald.
Grimes was not present for the portion of practice open to reporters Wednesday. Depending on its severity, an MCL sprain can take anywhere from a few days to a several weeks to heal.
Grimes, who has started every game since signing with the Dolphins in 2013, has some time to rehab. The Dolphins don’t play again until Oct. 18.
The news was better for left tackle Branden Albert, who not only practiced Wednesday but took part in the spirited Oklahoma Drill. Albert has not played since straining a hamstring in Week 2.
“I’m energized,” Albert said. “I’m ready to help this team. I’m highly motivated, highly determined. I’m just ready to roll.”
The Dolphins did not release an injury report Wednesday, but a number of players appeared to be, at the least, limited in their participation: defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh, Cameron Wake and Earl Mitchell, and safety Reshad Jones.
▪ Center Mike Pouncey has teamed up with Dolphins great Jason Taylor for the 12th annual Ping-Pong Smash to benefit Taylor’s foundation. The event will be held at Hard Rock Live on Nov. 1. Information is available at jasontaylorfoundation.com.
▪ Oct. 20 will be Michael Thomas Day in Fort Pierce. The Dolphins safety will receive the key to the city and participate in the “First Step” program to fight crime.