With the help of his family, Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne loaded up his crutches and hobbled into a champagne-colored Cadillac Escalade after Sunday’s game before being driven to a doctor’s office to undergo an MRI on his left knee.
How’s that for an unexpected scene to end one wacky day? How’s that for an unfathomable conclusion to an afternoon that was supposed to start and end with Henne on the bench?
And how’s this for an added twist: The Dolphins still beat the Titans 29-17.
“It was really crazy during the course of this thing,” coach Tony Sparano said.
It’s about to get crazier.
Four days after the Dolphins named Chad Pennington as the starter in favor of Henne, Miami is now being forced to consider going in a whole different direction in preparations for Thursday’s home game against the Chicago Bears.
Pennington (shoulder) and Henne (knee) both sustained injuries Sunday.
Should Tyler Thigpen need to start, he could also be without Miami’s franchise player to protect him. Left tackle Jake Long sustained a dislocated shoulder, a source said Sunday. Long, like Henne, is awaiting MRI results to dictate his status.