Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall Recovering From Hip Surgery, May Be Back For Training Camp
Brandon Marshall’s Miami Dolphin career hit its first snag before he participated in even one snap at practice.
Head coach Tony Sparano announced after Wednesday’s organized team activity that Marshall, a two-time Pro Bowler acquired for two second-round draft picks last month, is rehabbing from an undisclosed surgery and may not be ready to play when training camp opens in late July.
Sparano called it a “routine procedure” but would not identify any specifics about Marshall’s injury. Sparano also said the Dolphins were not aware that Marshall, signed last month to a four-year extension worth $24 million guaranteed, would need surgery when they acquired him from Denver.
“It’s just something that came up, we needed to get it cleaned up, and we did” Sparano said. “I don’t know whether or not he can participate in any of these (OTAs and mini-camps). Maybe not until training camp. Just depends on how long it will take.”
“Going to take some time right now, we’ll just see where it is, but the process is getting better right now each day, so we’ll see where it goes.”
When pressed further if Marshall will be available for training camp, Sparano said, “We’ll see. Yeah, I would say so.”