Dolphins Left Guard Josh Sitton Out for the Season with Torn Rotator Cuff

Josh Sitton with Chicago Bears in 2017. Photo by Mike Wulf/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (8984212ae)

Miami Dolphin’ Josh Sitton will miss out the rest of the season after he tore his rotator cuff last Sunday in a game the Dolphins beat the Tennesse Titans 27-20.

The starting lifeguard will be replaced by Ted Larsen, a regular substitute at the team’s practice grounds. He will start this Sunday when the Dolphins face the New York Jets.

While he suspects the injury happened in the second half, Sitton isn’t exactly sure when he got injured. After his diagnosis early this week, the 32-year old was eager to get back. But after further consultations, the Dolphins decided to rest him for the season as he recovers.

“We’ve had an idea all week that he wasn’t going to be ready for this game, Coach Adam Gase said. “After a lot of discussions with him and everybody in the organization, we realized the best option was for him to have surgery and not try to risk anything where it could prevent him from ever playing again.”

Although he will miss out a whole season, Dolphins expects Sitton to make to the 2019 season. It will be the final year even though he could get an extension. At the campground, Gase said he was not going to trade or sing any left guard. He will instead look for options within his existing squad.