AP source: Dolphins’ Smith has knee bruise

A person familiar with the diagnosis says Miami Dolphins

cornerback Sean Smith escaped serious injury when he hurt his left

knee in the team’s victory over Buffalo.

An MRI test Monday determined the injury was only a bruise, the

person told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of

anonymity because the Dolphins are not releasing details about the

injury.

Smith, a fourth-year pro and Miami’s best cornerback, can become

a free agent this offseason. The Dolphins, who are out of the

playoff race, conclude the season Sunday at New England.

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