Rookie Achane would miss several weeks with Dolphins due to knee injury

Miami Dolphins rookie running back De’Veon Achane will miss several weeks of activity after hurting his knee during his team’s win over the New York Giants.

Coach Mike McDaniel said Monday that the team is still gathering information about the severity of Achane’s injury, and has no details on when exactly the problem occurred. Similarly, there is no timeline for his return.

According to NFL Network, Achane’s injury would not sideline him for the rest of the season.

“It’s something we’re dealing with and we’ll have more information about,” McDaniel said. “But he’s been in and out of games, with a standard rotation, so this is like normal. He thought he might have something, but he is such a tough boy that it was hard to understand him. So we’ll have to evaluate more, and that’s what we were doing today.”

Achane, selected by Miami in the third round of the 2023 draft, leads the league with 12.1 yards per carry. He is second in total rushing yards with 460 despite adding just 38 carries — 61 fewer than San Francisco’s Christian McCaffrey, who leads the NFL with 510 yards.

In Week 3 against Denver, Achane excelled. He had been ruled out of the first game of the season and had managed only a five-yard carry in the second.

The former Texas A&M running back led the team with 203 total yards on 18 carries, 11.3 yards per attempt and four touchdowns in Miami’s outrageous 70-20 thrashing of Denver. He immediately gained a bigger role in the Dolphins’ productive attack.

He had a team-high 11 carries in Sunday’s game, a 31-16 win over the Giants, as well as a 76-yard rush to the diagonals. He became the only player in the Super Bowl era with seven touchdowns in his first four NFL games.

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