Sunday, October 27, 2013

Gibson's injury of the season-ending variety


Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Gibson exited the team's 27-17 loss to the New England Patriots in the first quarter with a leg injury, minutes after scoring the game's first touchdown on a four-yard reception.

After the game, he found out the injury was likely season-ending.

“They said it doesn’t look too good, so it doesn’t look good," Gibson said, via the South Florida Sun Sentinel. A Monday MRI is expected to confirm the diagnosis.

Gibson was becoming a major cog in the Dolphins passing attack, catching 30 passes on the year for 326 yards and three touchdowns, the first two of which coming a week prior in a loss to the Buffalo Bills.

“Each and every game was a good experience for me. I feel like I was getting better," Gibson said. "But this kind of puts a damper on it now. I’ll take from my experiences and learn from it.”

After Gibson is placed on injured reserve, Miami will either need to promote a receiver from the practice squad or add one to the roster through free agency or by working out a trade before Tuesday's trade deadline.

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