AP source: Dolphins’ Hartline has torn PCL in knee

A person familiar with the situation says Miami Dolphins

receiver Brian Hartline has a torn posterior cruciate ligament in

his left knee that will not require surgery.

The person confirmed the diagnosis to The Associated Press on

condition of anonymity Monday because the Dolphins don’t comment on


Hartline was hurt when he was tackled after a 25-yard reception

in Sunday’s season-ending loss to the Jets. The catch put him over

the 1,000-yard mark for the second season in a row.

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