The Miami Dolphins had a big scare on Monday night when superstar winger Tyreek Hill suffered an ankle injury and was limited at times. On Tuesday, head coach Mike McDaniel provided an update on Hill's condition and said: he is believed to be struggling with the injury “every day”.
This is good news for the Dolphins. Not only is he the best wide receiver in football this season, but with a real shot at 2,000 receiving yards, he could have a pretty strong case for being the league's MVP. When he's on the field, the Dolphins lineup takes on a completely different look than when he's sidelined.
The injury news wasn't so promising for center Connor Williams. McDaniel confirmed Williams will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Given the injuries to Hill's and Williams, Monday's game was a costly one for the Dolphins. That doesn't even take into account the fact that they blew a 14-point lead in regulation with less than four minutes left. The Dolphins still sit atop the AFC East, but Monday's loss leaves a loophole for the suddenly resurgent Buffalo Bills. Especially with a Week 18 matchup between both teams looming on the schedule.
As good as the Dolphins have been this season, there are some troubling flaws. The defense hasn't been consistent, they've struggled to beat top contenders for two years, they'll be without a key starting offensive lineman for the rest of the season, and now their MVP candidate is dealing with an ankle injury.