Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel has discussed the status of running back De’Von Achane, who sustained a knee injury during Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Although Achane was eager to return to the game after hurting his knee, the team is still considering whether he will be able to play against the Jets this Friday. This decision is being made despite Achane being in his first game back from a stint on injured reserve and re-injuring the same knee that initially landed him on the list.
On Monday, McDaniel stated that Achane is seeking “extra feedback” about his injury and emphasized the team’s desire to ensure they aren’t putting any undue risk on the back by allowing him to return to play. McDaniel highlighted that it is important not to compromise a player’s best performance due to injuries or other concerns. He noted that making a decision about Achane’s availability for Friday’s game against the Jets is a little complicated because they have to consider all these factors.
Achane had one carry and one catch before leaving Sunday’s game, but his injury has left his availability for Friday uncertain. The team is still waiting for further information before making a final decision regarding his participation in upcoming games.