On Sunday, the Dolphins defeated the Raiders 20-13, but they were dealt a big blow early on. Running back De’Von Achane left the game with a knee injury and didn’t return. Achane has been excellent for Miami, but he was only able to record one carry before leaving the field. This was the same knee that kept the Texas A&M product sidelined for four games.
According to NFL reporter Cameron Wolfe, Mike McDaniel and the Dolphins noted that Achane won’t need surgery, and that he hasn’t been officially ruled out for Friday’s game versus the Jets.
Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel said De’Von Achane is day-to-day after injuring the same knee. He said it’s not going to require surgery.
Achane hasn’t been ruled out for Friday vs. Jets but not a good to go either. We’ll see later in the week.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) November 20, 2023
Dolphins still waiting to proceed regarding their running back’s status
Achane was coming off of three very productive weeks for Miami before injuring his knee in October. This is definitely a setback for the Dolphins, who are 7-3 following their win over Las Vegas, and firmly in the playoff picture.
In Week 5, Achane recorded 151 rushing yards versus New England, and prior to that, he had 101 yards against Buffalo and 203 versus Denver. Raheem Mostert, Miami’s leading rusher, tallied 22 rushing attempts, and he’ll likely receive the bulk of the Dolphins’ carries going forward.
It won’t be surprising if Achane is ruled out for Sunday, but the fact that they haven’t officially ruled him out yet is a good sign. He’s listed as day-to-day, but with a short week ahead of the Dolphins, they’ll likely be cautious with their rookie running back.
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