With Henne now out, Dolphins turn to Thigpen

UPDATE: Dolphins coach Tony Sparano had little to offer in terms of updates on either Henne or Pennington during his postgame news conference. According to The Miami Sun-Sentinel, Henne was on crutches after the game and will undergo an MRI exam Monday.


It hasn’t been a good day for quarterbacks in Miami.

Chad Henne, who replaced injured starter Chad Pennington in the first quarter, left Sunday’s game against the Titans late during the third quarter with a left knee injury. Henne went down awkwardly when he was hit by Tony Brown following an incomplete pass, his leg twisting under the weight of the defender.

Henne was examined on the sideline, then walked off toward the locker room with a slight limp.

The Dolphins turned to their Wildcat package to finish off the series before inserting emergency third-string QB Tyler Thigpen on the ensuing drive, which opened the fourth quarter. Had Thigpen entered the game before the fourth quarter, it would have made Henne ineligible to return.

A wise move by Dolphins coach Tony Sparano, but Henne doesn’t appear close to returning right now. It’s doubtful that Thigpen¬†has taken meaningful practice reps recently, so we might see a healthy dose of the Wildcat.

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