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BREAKING: DeVante Parker of Miami Dolphins has broken finger


Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker has broken the middle finger on his right hand, according to a source.

Parker is hopeful to be able to play in the season opener, but it could take weeks to heal. One estimation for recovery is four weeks; which would be right around the September 9 opener against Tennessee.

Parker and Kenny Stills (ankle) have missed practice time this week. If neither plays at Carolina on Friday, receivers such as Jakeem Grant, Albert Wilson, Isaiah Ford, Leonte Carroo and Rashawn Scott should have an increased opportunity.

Parker has been hampered by injury during his career. Parker has shown toughness in playing through broken ribs in a game at Baltimore. Parker also tried to continue through this practice injury.

It hasn’t been as spectacular in the spring and summer as he has been in previous years, as he tries to re-establish chemistry with quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Coach Adam Gase has challenged Parker to be more aggressive this season. On Tuesday, Gase was making no promises about a Parker timeline.

“Right now we’re going to be going week to week,” Gase said. “Right now he wouldn’t be able to catch the ball, so we’ll just keep evaluating that. We just need to make sure that we’re keeping him in great shape and when they tell us that he’s good to go, then we’ll have him ready to go.”

Gase said Parker appeared to be hurt in a peculiar way.

“I think his hand got stuck in (a players’) shoulder pads,” Gase said. “It was a very odd looking play.”

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