Dolphins left guard Justin Smiley confirmed he broke his right leg during the first half of today's game.
He is done for the remainder of the season.
"It's a bummer," he said. "It's kind of depressing. I'm happy the offensive line pulled together but obviously I'm not too happy about my situation."
Smiley said he heard the leg "snap," when he got rolled up during a running play.
"It happens a hundred times and you come out of it unscathed," he said. "This time wasn't one of those times."
The Dolphins used Andy Alleman at left guard today but coach Tony Sparano immediately mentioned recently signed Al Johnson as a possibility when asked about the state of his offensive line.
Too bad about Smiley. He's one of the good guys.
"It is hard to see him go down, the way he works everyday in practice," said left tackle Jake Long. "Andy stepped in great and we all settled down after that and started to put together some good drives. Andy really stepped in and did a good job."
Smiley is expected to be placed on injured reserve. This is the second consecutive season he finishes the year on injured reserve, having been forced to the list by a shoulder injury.