Dolphins’ Raheem Mostert says knee is close to 100%

Miami Dolphins veteran running back Raheem Mostert provided a positive update on his offseason knee rehabilitation Wednesday morning.

“Rehabilitation is going well! Almost 100%”, Mostert tweeted.

Mostert, 30, the speedster who signed with the Dolphins in free agency in March, did not participate in offseason practices at organized team activities or minicamp. The injury was initially sustained in Game 1 of 2021 with the San Francisco 49ers in his second run of the season.

“We were very — I wouldn’t say cautious — but we tried not to push the envelope,” Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel, who served as an offensive assistant with Mostert in San Francisco for a long time, said in the final. . OTA week talking about all of its players sitting out offseason injury rehab drills.

“The guys who got injured are responsible pros who want to play worse than we all want them to play. I can promise that is a fact. There is nothing that concerns us at the moment. I feel very lucky. But it’s a credit to the players because they work very hard, but they also work very diligently to protect each other while having fast practices.

The week before the mandatory minicamp, McDaniel said, “We’re pretty conservative, but that’s on an individual basis. You’re trying to handle this the right way, which makes the most sense for all parties involved. When they’re ready, they’ll be there full throttle.

The Dolphins also had veterans in prized new free agent Terron Armstead, cornerback Byron Jones and fullback Alec Ingold among the players to take time off from offseason practices as they recover from 2021 injuries.

Mostert, in particular, suffered chipped cartilage in his knee on September 14, 2021. He underwent surgery in mid-October and revealed in early December that he was walking without crutches ahead of a more rigorous offseason of rehabilitation.

In the same Mostert tweet, he also gave an update on his newborn son, Myles Raheem Mostert, after welcoming him into his family on June 7.

“Family is home and everyone is doing well,” he wrote. “Myles is doing great! »

Mostert and former Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds were both signed by Miami during the first week of free agency. The Dolphins then added Sony Michel to the running backs roster. The new line competes with a unit that returns Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed and has undrafted rookie ZaQuandre White and 2021 seventh-round pick Gerrid Doaks.

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