Chad Henne’s knee hurt, and he felt badly for Chad Pennington,
Injuries sidelined the Miami Dolphins’ top two quarterbacks
Sunday. Pennington’s season debut lasted only two plays before he
departed with another injury to his troublesome right shoulder, and
Henne hurt his left knee in the third quarter.
Tyler Thigpen finished the Dolphins’ 29-17 victory over
Tennessee, and he may be the starter by default Thursday against
The 34-year-old Pennington has undergone shoulder surgery three
times, most recently last year after he was injured in Game 3. He
hadn’t played since, and now the Dolphins wonder if he’ll be able
to play again.
”For him to have another shoulder problem, it’s tough,” Henne
said. ”I’m sure he’s going to have some decisions to make when he
finds out what’s going on.
”We’re stuck with this situation. We’ll see what happens.”
Henne hurt his left knee when hit by 305-pound defensive tackle
Tony Brown as he threw an incompletion. He walked off the field and
was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam.
”It doesn’t feel good,” Henne said. ”But if I can stand it,
if I can run on it, I’m going to play. We’ll see what happens. I’m
not going to be one to baby my knee. If I can be out there, I’ll be