Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, a pivotal force in their offensive lineup this season, faces uncertainty regarding his participation in the Wild Card clash against the Kansas City Chiefs this Saturday. Waddle, who accumulated an impressive 1,014 yards and four touchdowns in 14 regular-season games, has been grappling with an ankle injury.
The latest update reveals that Waddle, though limited in Tuesday’s training session, offers a positive sign for the Dolphins as they prepare for the crucial matchup. Having missed the final two regular-season games, the decision to rest Waddle in Week 18 against the Buffalo Bills was a strategic one, ensuring the star wideout’s readiness for the playoffs despite losing the AFC East title to Buffalo.
The origin of Waddle’s injury dates back to Week 16, where a tackle by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis near his left ankle during a two-yard run led to his discomfort. Although he didn’t return to the game after heading to the dressing room, the expectation is that Waddle will be back in action for the first-round playoff game against Kansas City, provided he can engage in full practice later this week.
As the Dolphins gear up for a challenging postseason journey, the status of Jaylen Waddle adds a layer of intrigue and anticipation for fans eagerly awaiting his potential impact in the Wild Card round against the formidable Kansas City Chiefs.
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