Wake has a "mild" medial collateral ligament in his left knee. The ligament keeps your shin bone in place and helps keep the inside of your knee stable. In the meantime, the Fins have signed former New York Giant Marvin Austin to fill the void left when DT Vaughn Martin was placed in IR.
The injury will not require surgery and Wake is hopeful that trainers will let him play through the pain. Wake has been Miami's most proficient pass rusher but head coach Joe Philbin knows that Derrick Shelby filled in quite well when Wake was injured. This season Shelby has five total tackles and has forced two fumbles. The other defensive player that may get "unleashed" is rookie first round pick Dion Jordan.
Jordan also has five tackles and one sack but has been brought along slowly by the Dolphins staff due to his shoulder injury he had surgery for last February. Jordan has able to rush the QB in 20 of his 31 snaps against the Falcons.
One other notable injury to nose tackle Paul Soliai (similar knee injury against Colts) kept him out of the Falcon game. The Dolphins "D" is ranked 22nd in the league after three games as they are:
- Eighth in points allowed, 17.7
- 22nd in total yards allowed, 372
- 20th in passing yards allowed, 263.3
- 19th in rushing yards allowed, 108.7.
The offense, ranked 22nd in the league will match up against the leagues number three defense in the Saints. This season the offense is ranked:
- 11th in points per game, 24.7
- 26th in total yards. 319.3
- 14th in passing yards, 249
- And 28th in rushing yards with 70.3.
Hopefully, some healthy Fish are on the menu come Monday night and the backups and high draft choices fill in the defensive holes.
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