Monday, December 1, 2008

Smiley lost for season

Miami's offensive line suffered a huge blow on Sunday when LG Justin Smiley broke his right leg.

The injury happened in the first quarter when a Rams defender rolled up on Smiley's leg. The break occurred near the ankle, and he'll likely need to have a pin inserted into the leg to allow the bone to heal properly. There is also some speculation that Smiley tore the ligaments in his ankle.

If that is the case, this injury becomes much more serious and would put his availability next season in question.

In any case, Smiley will soon be put on Injured Reserve. Andy Alleman filled in at LG after Smiley left the game.

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