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Michael Lehan hurt during OTA practice

Cornerback Michael Lehan was carried off the field today when he injured his left ankle area during a team-drill pass.

Receiver Derek Hagan jumped for pass along the sideline and Lehan came under him. I cannot tell you if he sprained the ankle, broke the ankle, or perhaps suffered an Achilles tendon injury.

Coach Tony Sparano is scheduled to speak at 1:30 so there should be an update then. Lehan had the area wrapped in ace when two trainers carried him back to the locker room. The practice was held inside the Nick Saban Memorial Bubble.

"All I know is I jumped in the air and when he came under me, he went down," Hagan said. "They say if you play fast you're less likely to get hurt but things happen."

This is not the first injury the Dolphins suffer during offseason training. Last week receiver Tab Perry suffered an Achilles injury.

So are the Dolphins getting too physical during these workouts? Didn't look that way to me. It's just tough luck.

"We're players," cornerback Andre' Goodman said. "People are going to compete, pads or no pads. And unfortunately it will lead to some negative things. You saw Michael going down, but you can't be careful. We always say to each other, 'Let's keep each other off the ground.' But it is football and you can't change your mentality. It's an unfortunate incident."

After Lehan left practice, Travis Daniels and rookie free agent Will Bilingsley worked with the second team. The first-team corners today were Goodman and Will Allen.


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boy that sucks. ankle sprains take longer to heal than an ankle break. mine took over 6 months.

good luck Michael, we are praying for ya bud.

Hopefully not a season ending situation. Lehan had his best season in 2007, it would be a shame to lose him.

hopefully he'll be ok. armando how did the passing game look?

Perfect....time to trade Jason Taylor for Lito Sheppard straight up! That will drastically improve the secondary!

Thats not gonna happen Fish Boy!

JT will remain a Dolphin and kick some ass this coming year. We will end up 10-6 and get the 6th seed/Wild Card.

Yes, you heard it here first!

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