During the Dolphins’ preseason game against the Texans on Saturday night, the veteran tight end suffered a gruesome right knee injury, and had to be carted off the field.
The injury occurred after a short reception by Keller, whose knee bent back awkwardly and immediately gave out on a hit by Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. He was seen cursing on the turf in obvious pain.
It wasn’t a pretty scene.
This is how Dustin Keller's knee went one way, and lower leg went another. pic.twitter.com/LrkeIJoqBb
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) August 18, 2013
Ouch. Double ouch.
While it’s too early to draw any conclusions — he’s undergoing an MRI tonight — it certainly appears that Keller is likely to miss extensive time. If an ACL or other ligaments were affected, it’ll cost him the season.
In any case, it’s a tough break for Keller, who signed a one-year contract with Miami this offseason, essentially betting on himself.
UPDATE: FOX Sports’ Alex Marvez confirms that Keller is done for the season.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) August 18, 2013