The Miami Dolphins may have one of the most stacked wide receiving corps in the NFL this year. But that depth is being sorely tested right now as injuries at the position continue to mount.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Dolphins wide receiver Allen Hurns is dealing with a wrist injury that requires surgery. Per the report, he is expected to miss three months of action.
Hurns was the Dolphins’ No. 4 receiver in 2019. He finished that season with 32 receptions for 416 yards and two touchdowns in his first year with the team. Hurns opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Dolphins are already going to be without wide receiver Preston Williams, who is currently on the PUP list. Fortunately, they still have plenty of talented wideouts with DeVante Parker, Will Fuller and Albert Wilson to pick up the slack.
Dolphins’ WR Allen Hurns has a wrist injury that will require surgery and he is expected to miss three months, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 16, 2021
Allen Hurns has been having a rough time staying consistent – or consistently healthy – since his breakout season with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015. That year he had 64 receptions for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns. But Hurns has just 10 total touchdowns in five years since then.
Missing three months of NFL action after missing the entire 2020 season could be bad news for Hurns’ NFL career.
Hurns is slated for free agency after the 2022 season – but the Dolphins can get a lot of salary cap relief before then if they’re so inclined.
Will Allen Hurns be able to contribute in a big way to the Dolphins this coming season?