Miami Dolphins inside linebacker Channing Crowder has been sidelined since mid-August with a groin injury. Crowder has practiced on a limited basis the last two weeks, but this morning returned to Philadelphia to meet with sports hernia specialist Dr. William Meyers.
Miami’s final injury report of the week isn’t due until Saturday, but Crowder’s absence and visit to a specialist has triggered an array of responses.
The Associated Press characterizes the latest development as a “setback”, while Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald stating that the visit confirms his report from August that the injury was puzzling the team’s medical staff.
Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel believes the visit is simply the next step in Crowder’s return to the field.
If Crowder isn’t cleared to return for Monday night’s game against the New England Patriots, Tim Dobbins will continue to start next to Karlos Dansby, with Bobby Carpenter playing inside linebacker in the team’s nickel defense.