posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 04:24 PM
DAVIE, Fla. -- Jay Fiedler has a cracked rib and A.J. Feeley has a concussion. So the Miami Dolphins may have to turn to third-string quarterback Sage
Rosenfels when they play the Buffalo Bills this weekend in a matchup of the NFL's last two winless teams.
Rosenfels has not played this year. He is 4-for-9 for one touchdown in four NFL seasons.
Fiedler has a 50-50 chance of playing Sunday at Buffalo, agent Brian Levy said, adding that Fiedler has a cracked rib and was experiencing a lot of
pain. Fiedler first hurt his rib against the Jets on Oct. 3, then was injured again late in Sunday's 24-10 loss at New England when he was sacked by
safety Rodney Harrison.
"He played through it last week, but it's more painful [now]," Levy said. "I'm not optimistic; I'm not pessimistic. There's probably a 50 percent
chance that he'll play."
Feeley, who replaced Fiedler against New England, sustained a concussion on Miami's last offensive play when he was hit by linebacker Rosevelt Colvin
after releasing a pass.
Coach Dave Wannstedt said Monday that he didn't know about either player's availability for the Buffalo game but that Fiedler would start if he's
"Jay and A.J. are both doing better than [Sunday] from a health standpoint," Wannstedt said. "I really don't have any more information at this time.
We will evaluate them and then see where they're at on Wednesday morning as far as practice and who can do what and exactly where their health is."
Wannstedt also said placekicker Olindo Mare, who missed the game after aggravating a calf injury during pregame warm-ups, would be re-evaluated
Tuesday or Wednesday before the team decided whether to sign another kicker.
and the downward spiral continues...