View Full Version : Porter might miss all four Dolphins preseason games after surgery

08-07-2007, 12:15 PM
The Steelers make the right call again in releasing an aging player! Every year it seems like the Steelers dump someone that we are upset about but yet they continue to erase our doubts especially when we read stuff like this. I'm sure Porter will be back for the season but for how long? You can only have so many surgeries on your knees until you decide enough is enough!

Link to Story (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp07/news/story?id=2964487)

DAVIE, Fla. -- New Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter underwent arthroscopic knee surgery for the third time in two years on Tuesday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., after Porter went there for a second opinion. The Dolphins had not yet received a report on what repairs were made.

"They decided to go in and take a look at it," Dolphins coach Cam Cameron said. "They do say it's something minor."

Porter is expected to be sidelined at least two weeks, and he might miss all four exhibition games. The first is Saturday against Jacksonville.

Porter has been out of action since Friday because of the injury, which began bothering him during the offseason. He received a guaranteed $20 million in March to sign with Miami after spending his first eight NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Porter's replacement will be Donnie Spragan, who started nine games each of the past two years. Despite the surgeries, Porter has missed only six games in his NFL career.

Cameron said tackle Anthony Alabi's left knee injury appears to be minor. Alabi limped off the field Monday morning, but there was little minor swelling, Cameron said.

Porter, a three-time Pro Bowl linebacker, missed most of training camp and all four exhibition games in 2005 after needing left knee surgery -- a problem aggravated when he jumped to celebrate winning a training camp blocking competition.

He returned to play in all 16 regular-season games and four playoff games for the Super Bowl champion Steelers.

Porter had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in May 2006. He went on to play in 14 games, missing two because of a hamstring injury.

After eight seasons, the Steelers released him in a salary cap move last spring. Porter signed a five-year, $32 million deal with Miami.

08-07-2007, 12:32 PM
I wish Joey the best in his healing.

08-07-2007, 01:01 PM
I wish Joey the best in his healing.


08-08-2007, 10:57 AM
Way to go FO!:bigthumb: Now we got the "Wood" and the Dolphins got the beat up version of the Boogey Man.:lol:

08-08-2007, 10:15 PM
Peezy will be fine. He'll only miss a couple of weeks. I'm sure he'll be back by the start of the season. And even if he loses a step, it won't really matter because teams will be focused on Jason Taylor on the other side. I'm confident Porter will be very productive for the Dolphins this year.

08-09-2007, 12:30 AM
I'm not convinced he will be all that great for the dolphins, He was awesome for us but he loved the steelers, I cant imagine that he will have the fire that he used to:2cents:

08-17-2007, 11:52 AM
We let him go at the right time............... Bye #55

08-17-2007, 07:13 PM
Joey who? :lol: