Aug 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller (81) is carted off the field with an injury during the first half against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller most likely out for the season

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Things did not look good for Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller when Houston Texans rookie safety D.J. Swearinger delivered a crushing blow to the former Purdue talent in Saturday night’s preseason game.

Keller’s knee bent back in an awkward fashion, resulting in Keller being removed from the game.

After the game, it was being relayed to reporters that the injury was ‘not good’ and there was fear it could put a serious strain on Keller’s season.

Serious strain it did. According to Mike Garafolo, Keller’s season is as good as done:

Nope. He’ll most likely be done for the year. RT @ArmandoSalguero: The latest on Dustin Keller: Team tells me “It’s not good.”

Keller looked poised to have a solid season as he looked to be a favorite target of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, but that combination looks to be over before it could start. The Dolphins have yet to state who’ll replace Keller in the starting lineup, though, Charles Clay, Dion Sims, and Michael Egnew figure to be the most likely candidates.

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