Aug 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller (81) is carted off the field with an injury during the first half against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
After the devastating injury that Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller had suffered in Saturday’s game versus the Houston Texans, the team placed him on injured reserve.
If you don’t know about Keller’s injury it was bad. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter he suffered a torn ACL, MCL, PCL, and a knee dislocation. Here is video of the hit that was laid on Keller by Texans rookie safety D.J. Swearinger; this is a pretty gruesome injury so please take caution in watching this:
With Swearinger putting this hit on Keller it has raised many questions about hit placement by defenders on offensive players. Remember defenders can’t hit defenseless offensive players in the head and now you can include the lower part of the body too. This injury could be career ending for Keller as he is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
Keller started his career as a New York Jet as he was a first round pick by them in the 2008 NFL Draft. Keller’s best season was in 2011, where he played in 12 out of 16 regular season games. In that season, he had 65 receptions for 815 yards and five touchdowns.
With Keller being injured, the Dolphins signed rookie linebacker Nathan Williams out of Ohio State to take his spot on the roster.