Several reports from Miami say the Dolphins linebacker has torn his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. He was injured covering a punt and left the locker room after the game on crutches, wearing a bulky brace on his right knee. McMillan was the 54th pick in April and has been running as the Dolphins' starting middle linebacker throughout camp.
McMillan was taken by the Dolphins in the second round out of Ohio State where he had 275 tackles and six sacks over three years. He started 14 games for the 2015 Dolphins before becoming a starter for a resurgent Giants defense last season. This offseason, they brought in Lawrence Timmons from the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the more underrated moves of the offseason. However, following the game, Miami head coach Adam Gase said he's not sure that's the case. "You guys seem to have better sources than I do". "That's how it goes and we'll see what happens over the next couple of days".
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Gase, who planned to use McMillan the entire first half, repeated his "next man up" mantra. They have lost quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee) and guard Ted Larsen (biceps).
One Dolphin who could easily identify with McMillan is defensive end Cameron Wake, who came back from a torn Achilles to make the Pro Bowl a year ago.More news: 50000 tourists evacuated after China quake