NFL News : Breaking: Starting LB out for entire season

Breaking: Starting LB out for entire season

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Miami Dolphins second-round draft pick Raekwon McMillan will miss the entire 2017 season after suffering a torn ACL. The linebacker was selected out of Ohio State 54th overall.

To say the least, this is a huge blow for a Miami Dolphins team already mourning the loss of starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill for at least some amount of time. 

McMillan was slotted in as the starting middle linebacker alongside Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons, per the Miami Dolphins website. 

Per ESPN, McMillan, who was drafted in the second round out of Ohio State, suffered the injury to his right knee on punt coverage in the opening minutes of the first quarter. He walked off the field under his own power, was taken to the locker room and did not return.

"Mike Hull, an undrafted linebacker heading into his third season with the Dolphins, is listed behind him on the depth chart but has just one career start, which came last season. Lawrence Timmons, who is currently starting at outside linebacker, is another option. He has the ability to move inside after playing on the interior for much of his tenure with the Pittsburgh Steelers," added ESPN. 

The Dolphins host the Baltimore Ravens next Thursday in Week 2 of preseason play.

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Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency