Dolphins’ Procter helped off after knee injury

Dolphins center Cory Procter was helped off the field during the first quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Bears, a tough blow for a team already battling injuries along the offensive line.

Procter injured his left leg while running downfield on a screen pass, although he wasn’t touched on the play. His left leg simply gave out, and he was in immediate pain as he was down on the turf. Procter wasn’t able to put much weight on the leg as he was helped off.

Procter was soon carted off the sideline with his left knee in a brace. He is questionable to return with a knee injury.

Procter was in the lineup at center replacing Joe Berger, who is out with a knee injury. Pat McQuistan came in to play left guard, with guard Richie Incognito sliding over to center. With Tyler Thigpen making his first start of the season, the combination of a new quarterback and the third-string center could be an issue for the Dolphins.

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