The Miami Dolphins may have lost one of it’s top receivers for the rest of their AFC East showdown-game vs the New England Patriots after wide receiver Brandon Gibson suffered a left knee injury jumping for a high pass late in the first-quarter of Sunday’s game.
According to Omar Kelley of the Sun Sentinel, the team already has ruled him out for the rest of the game:
Gibson, who caught a 4-yard touchdown pass earlier in the game, was carted off the field and the Dolphins acknowledged his return is doubtful.
It is possible Gibson, one of the Dolphins’ top free agent additions this offseason, could have suffered a a ligament sprain or tear, which could make him unavailable for the final nine games of 2013.
Gibson, who caught 30 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns, needs to have an MRI done on the injured left knee to learn the specifics on the damage.
Now, the NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that the “initial diagnosis” on the knee could be season-ending.