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Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller out for season after knee injury

Posted By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   Aug. 19, 2013 at 3:06 PM   |   Comments

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Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Dustin Keller, tight end for the Miami Dolphins, suffered a season-ending right knee injury in the second quarter of Saturday's game against the Houston Texans.

QB Ryan Tannehill was nearing the end of a 14-yard reception when rookie Texans safety D.J. Swearinger made the hit on Keller.

Keller's leg bent sideways as he fell to the ground.


Keller tore his ACL, PCL, MCL and dislocated his kneecap, which will put him out for the entire season and may keep him from ever playing again. Keller was anticipated to be the top receiver for the Dolphins this season.


"I just want everyone to know that as disappointing as this is I don't want anybody feeling sorry for me," Keller said. "It's going to be a hard road back, but I promise I'm going to come back stronger, faster and be a better player than before.

"I'm very confident that my team is going to have a great season and even though I won't be on the field this year I am behind my guys 100%! More than anything, I'd like to thank all my family, friends and teammates for their prayers and support. I'm glad to have the support system in my life that I do."

Warning: The video of the injury is not for the weak-stomached.

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