Former Virginia Tech WR , Isaiah Ford, is battling a swollen knee early in his attempt to make the Miami Dolphins roster. As a seventh round pick, Ford faced an uphill battle to make the show, and being hobbled won’t help his case. According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Ford arrived at camp with the swollen knee. It is unknown at this time what the specific injury is, but Beasley tweeted out today that Ford is seeking a second opinion on the injury.
Reshad Jones’ injury situation is a tricky one, plus updates on Ford, McCain and more https://t.co/toJgwQHkB2— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) July 31, 2017
Tracking down the timeline on this has been tricky. Ford was playing early in camp, and had an issue on 7/28.
Dolphins WR Isaiah Ford goes down after trying to defend deep ball from CB. Holds ankle. Trainers help him up, walks off on own power— Mike Hernandez (@FtballMikeHern) July 28, 2017
If Ford showed up to camp with the swollen knee, apparently it wasn’t a big enough concern to prevent his activity in drills. Ford will need the reps to give him a decent shot at earning a spot, but some folks on social are already fast forwarding to 2018.
Looks like Isaiah Ford may be stashed on PUP/IR for a season... https://t.co/gfdKvM1eco— Austin John (@Phinfanalyst) August 1, 2017
Let’s all hope Ford can get healthy and make the final roster for the Fins.