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Dolphin QB Trent Green out indefinitely

For the second year in a row, the Miami Dolphins are changing starting quarterbacks after playing the Houston Texans.

Dolphins starting quarterback Trent Green suffered a Grade 3 concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans and there is no timetable for his return, according to coach Cam Cameron.

Cleo Lemon, a fourth-year veteran who filled in for Green during Sunday’s 22-19 loss, was named the starter for Sunday’s road game against Cleveland, and will likely keep the job as long as he performs at a high level.

When asked why Green, a 14-year NFL veteran who has a history of suffering bad concussions, should prolong his career instead of retiring, Cameron sidestepped the question by pointing out there are too many unknowns at this time.

“I don’t think we really know the full extend of [the injury]. There are some ongoing tests that are going to take place,” Cameron said. “That’s probably a good question to answer, but there’s probably a legitimate time to answer that question. Right now, I just think there’s too many unknowns, and I don’t see a reason to go there at this point.”

Green laid unconscious on the field for less than five minutes after his head collided with the knee of Houston defensive tackle Travis Johnson while making a legal cut block on a botched reverse.

Cameron’s announcement that he isn’t giving up on Green coming back doesn’t surprise me. A coach always(or should always) expresses confidence in a player after they suffer an injury through no fault of their own.

My opinion- Green won’t play a down at QB until Miami’s bye week(November 5th) has passed or till Buffalo plays at Miami on November 11th. Considering the severity of Green’s concussion and last year’s injury, I say it is only 50-50 he ever plays another down with the Dolphins.

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