A knee injury has sidelined De’Von Achane, the Miami Dolphins’ rookie running back, causing him to miss several upcoming games. While it’s unknown how Achane injured himself during the Dolphins Sunday winning game against the New York Giants, he tried to play through it. Thankfully, in an interview with reporters, Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel, stated that Achane’s injury was fully assessed on Monday.
“It’s just something we’re treating that we’ll get more information on,” said McDaniel. “He was in and out of the game, a standard rotation. … He thought he might have something, but he’s such a tough kid. It was kind of tough to read, so we needed to evaluate more, and that’s what we’re doing today.”
Achane has made a stellar impression in the NFL this season. During his time with the Dolphins Achane has made a surprising 460 rushing yards. According to ESPN, Achane’s yards per carry average is reportedly the highest in NFL history.
Achane is unfortunately expected to be out for multiple weeks. According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Achane is on injured reserve and is set to miss the next four games in Carolina, Philadelphia, New England, and Kansas City. The latest game Achane will be able to play is against the Raiders
Achane’s absense leaves the Dolphins an open spot for substitutes. While no one is currently confirmed, sources claimed that running back Jeff Wilson Jr. is one of the many under consideration. However, fans and teammates alike hope for a speedy recovery for Achane.
This NFL season has already seen a plethora of player injuries including Anthony Richardson from the Indianapolis Colts, Justin Jefferson from the Minnesota Vikings and many others.