Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons had his ironman streak of 101 consecutive starts snapped Sunday when he reportedly was forced to deal with a "personal" matter.
Unfortunately, much of the circumstances about what's wrong is shrouded in mystery.
Per ESPN, a source said Timmons is "doing much better [Monday] and wants to resume playing immediately" with the hope that he will practice this week. But first come the doctor visits.
"The Dolphins are unsure what the issue is with Timmons, but one league source said he does not believe it is the early onset of CTE.
"No one has ever seen anything like it," one source said.
The 31-year-old Timmons, entering his 11th NFL season, was dealing with his personal matter Saturday and returned to the team early Sunday morning before the Dolphins decided he wasn't in a good place to play against the.
Following the Dolphins' 19-17 victory over the Chargers, coach Adam Gase would only say that Timmons didn't play Sunday due to a coach's decision.
"I need to figure some things out before I talk about this," he said.
Miami signed Timmons to a two-year, $10 million contract in March. He was the team's starting outside linebacker all throughout training camp and leading into the regular season.