DAVIE – Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso is not sure he will be able to play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
Alonso said right thumb surgery this week went well. But he is actually more concerned about a hamstring injury.
“I definitely felt it (hamstring tightness) early (against the Ravens),” Alonso said. “And then I broke my thumb. It definitely didn’t feel very good.”
The Dolphins are preparing Mike Hull to play middle linebacker if Alonso can’t go.
Alonso said Hull is a “monster” and a “freaking beast.”
But truthfully, Alonso has been Miami’s middle-of-the-field monster this season, covering sideline-to-sideline with speed.
An unhealthy Alonso is a major concern down the stretch. Alonso said his hamstring felt good all of last week but once the action started, it became an issue two plays in.
“It’s always hard when you can’t go out there and play, especially this time of year, when every game is so important,” Alonso said.
Alonso would prefer if he had a cast on his left (not dominant) wrist, but it’s on the right. One positive is that four of his fingers are exposed and he could conceivably grip to some extent.
Does Alonso ancipate playing?
“I don’t know yet,” he said. “I felt good today and we’ll see.”