Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores provided an injury update on Allen Hurns, and the news isn’t great.
The wide receiver is expected to hit the injured reserve list.
“It’s unfortunate,” Flores said. “Allen was having a good camp, vet player, brings leadership. We’re going to end up placing him on IR at some point. It’s all pointing in that direction. That’s all the information we’ve got so far. He’s disappointed as we’re disappointed, but that’s kind of part of the game and we got to move on and just continue to practice and get better with guys we have.”
It’s a wrist injury for Hurns, and it requires surgery. It will take several months to heal.
“Don’t want to call it a freak play, but that’s pretty much what it was,” Flores added.
The Dolphins will have to look elsewhere for the production he was expected to bring this upcoming season.
Hurns opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2019 campaign, he caught 32 passes for 416 yards and two touchdowns over 14 games. Many fans were hoping that the 2021 season was going to be a breakout year for him.
If Hurns is placed on injured reserve before Aug. 31, he will remain there for the rest of the season. However, if he is placed on that list after Aug. 31, he would be eligible to return after three games.
The 29-year-old will hope to return in time to make an impact down the stretch. The Dolphins have legitimate playoff aspirations, and they’re going to need to stay healthy if they want to realize those hopes.