Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline has a torn PCL, an MRI on his injured left knee confirmed this morning.
Hartline will not require surgery, according to an NFL source, and he will be ready for the start of the 2014 training camp if not earlier.
Hartline, who finished the season with 76 catches for 1,016 yards and four touchdownds, was in the locker room briefly this morning but did not discuss his status. He was on crutches and wearing a soft cast or sleeve of some sort.
A PCL injury is tricky because the surgery to correct the procedure has not been perfected by medical science. And so rehabilitation and strengthening the areas around the knee are the best course for returning to action.