Report: Miami Dolphins LT Branden Albert (knee) out for season
Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert is reportedly done for the season after he was carted off the field after injuring his knee against the Detroit Lions, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the "early diagnosis" for Albert is that he has a torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL).
Albert sustained the injury in the second quarter when Lions defensive tackle Andre Fluellen was blocked into his leg. After he was taken off the field, it was announced that he would not return to the game.
Detroit's defense had two sacks of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the first half.
The Dolphins signed Albert to a five-year, $47 million contract during the offseason.
From the Sun Sentinel:
Rookie offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James, the Dolphins' 2014 first-round pick, replaced Albert as the Dolphins' left tackle on Sunday.
Dallas Thomas, who started his fourth game of the season, was moved from left guard to right tackle, where he replaced James.
And Shelley Smith, who began the season as the Dolphins' starting right guard before suffering a left knee injury in game 2, replaced Thomas as the starting left guard.
Albert spent the first six years of his NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Albert made his first Pro Bowl last season.
- Sarah Barshop