Reshad Jones has been diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff that would cost him the rest of the 2016 season but the Dolphins are at this hour waiting on a second opinion to see if their worst fears are warranted.
The secondary results will take a day or two to obtain because Jones travelled to see a specialist to get this second opinion. Obviously the seriousness of the injury has moved Jones and the team to seek confirmation on the injury to see if there's any possibility of salvaging the season.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport first reported Jones was getting tests on his shoulder and his season was in jeopardy.
Jones, a 2015 Pro Bowl safety, has so far authored what seemed like another impactful season.
He has one of the team's two interception and is the team's second leading tackler. He is also second on the team in passes defensed.
The bottom line is Jones is vital to the success of the Miami defense. And yet he might be gone for the season if the tests from a different doctor agree with initial findings.
Jones has been a durable player for Miami, starting 16 games every season since 2012 except 2014 when he was limited to 12 because of an NFL suspension. This past Sunday he played despite missing all but one day of practice because of a groin injury. He seemed uninjured in the locker room and during a press conference after the game.