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Arian Foster, Jordan Cameron unlikely to play Sunday

Arian Foster continues to rehabilitate the groin/hamstring injury that has forced him to miss two games so far this season and right now the team is moving forward with the thinking he is not likely to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Foster practiced at least on a limited basis Wednesday after missing practice Tuesday. Those two are the primary preparation days for the team this week prior to playing the Titans. The club will not practice Thursday at all and players won't even be at the Dolphins training facility due to the threat from Hurricane Matthew.

Foster could conceivably practice again Friday and still play Sunday but the Dolphins have so far been extremely cautious about putting valuable players back on the field with only limited practice when they're returning from injuries.

Coach Adam Gase doesn't like risking players re-aggravating injuries and missing more time than if they sat out a bit longer. So the more likely scenario is Foster is held back for the Pittsburgh game Oct. 16.

Interestingly, the injury that's keeping Foster out of games is not the same one that knocked him out of the New England game Sept. 13. Foster left that game with a left groin injury.

He has missed the past two games because of a left hamstring injury. Foster dealt with a hamstring injury during training camp.

Foster has historically suffered soft tissue injuries throughout his career.

Foster this season has 16 carries for 47 yards. That's a 2.9 yard per carry average. He's caught three passes for 62 yards. He has not scored.

Left tackle Branden Albert, tight end Jordan Cameron and linebacker Jelani Jenkins missed practice Wednesday.

The Dolphins are moving forward with the expectation that Cameron will miss Sunday's game due to the concussion he suffered against Cleveland Sept. 25.

Branden Albert missed practice Sunday with an illness and ankle injury. He missed last week's game at Cincinnati because of the same ankle injury. The Dolphins are hopeful Albert will be back against Tennessee on Sunday.

Linebacker Jelani Jenkins also did not practice on Wednesday. He missed last week's game with a groin injury. It is unclear what his status is for Sunday.

 

 

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