The Miami Herald is reporting the news we all feared this morning. Jake Long’s injured shoulder will require surgery that would sideline him 3-6 weeks of healing time and another 3-6 weeks to get back to full strength. Do the math, and best case scenario would have the Dolphins getting the game’s best left tackle back in time for their Week 17 showdown in Foxboro.
But hold on, don’t panic just yet. Jake is going to try to tough it out, play the rest of the year, and hold off surgery until the offseason. A banged up Jake is better than no Jake at all, but having said that, I have my doubts on whether he can make it through the final seven games. But rest assured, if anybody can pull this off, it’s Jake Long.