Running back Jeff Wilson Jr. was taken into the locker room in the second period of the Miami Dolphins’ away game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night due to what appears to be a hip injury.
According to the Dolphins’ official Twitter account, his chances of returning to the game are now uncertain.
Injury Update | Jeff Wilson Jr. has a hip injury and is questionable to return.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) December 12, 2022
Wilson was finally transported by a cart on the sidelines and into the locker room after being able to walk off the field and into the blue tent for more medical treatment. Wilson is presently out, thus Raheem Mostert will be the Dolphins’ primary option on the ground. Wilson finished with 26 rushing yards on four carries before leaving the game. Wilson did not participate in the passing attack and had no targets.
When the game resumes without Wilson, the Dolphins will be behind the Chargers by 10 points (17-7) and Tua Tagovailoa may have more work to do in the passing attack. The Dolphins have been successful in the air thus far, but Miami is always a danger to score a lot of scores quickly and cut large deficits in half because of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle downfield.
Wilson has only played in four games prior to the matchup with Los Angeles, but he already has 212 running yards and two rushing touchdowns on 40 runs to start Week 14.
The Dolphins rank among the lowest 10 teams in the NFL in terms of running yards and touchdowns per game.