Knowshon Moreno Tore ACL On Sunday, Out For Rest Of Season

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 | 0


After returning from a dislocated elbow suffered in Week 1, Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno has been ruled out for the season due to a torn ACL sustained in his team’s Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

In only his third game with the Dolphins, Moreno did not appear to be his usual self against Green Bay, rushing six times for only 10 yards while catching one pass for eight. But that was largely thought to be a byproduct of him returning from the elbow injury in only four weeks, an ailment that was originally given a possible timetable of eight weeks to return.

Miami used him sparingly little in the second half of the loss, and now we know why. Not much was made of the injury, so perhaps Miami was holding out hope that he only had a sprain.

Following a career year with the Denver Broncos in 2013, Moreno signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Dolphins. His debut in Miami was slowed by an offseason knee scope and then the elbow, but this is truly deafening blow to his career prospects.

Moreno will re-enter free agency next year as a 27-year-old back who has truly been able to put together only one full and productive season. Teams won’t likely be clamoring to sign him, but one could find a substantial bargain if he can somehow return to health before the start of the 2015 season.

Week 6 was a brutal week in terms of season-ending injuries to important players, but Moreno was hardly a name we expected to see join that list. Backup Lamar Miller, who has played well in Moreno’s stead, will take over full starting duties in Miami.

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