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Jaylen Waddle suffers injury scare at Dolphins training camp, but he’s okay

Jaylen Waddle with a catch from Tua Tagovailoa in OTAs for Dolphins
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Dolphin fans know Jaylen Waddle has the ability to be the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year and a special player.

In saying this, the organization wants to protect its first-round pick.

According to Adam Beasley, an NFL Insider for Pro Football Network, the No. 6 overall pick suffered an injury scare at Thursday’s practice.

Waddle went down on his ankle in trying to collect a pass from Tua Tagovailoa. He was able to get up and finish practice; however, the Dolphins cannot afford to lose him to an injury.

Waddle suffered a broken right ankle last season during Alabama’s matchup versus Tennessee.

He had surgery done and missed the next seven games. Waddle returned for the College Football Playoff National Championship against Ohio State and contributed despite not being 100 percent. He is good enough to practice and still has more speed at 90 percent than Miami’s other receivers; nevertheless, the team still wants to be careful with him.

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Waddle had a strong performance in the second practice. He showed off his hands, routes, change of direction skills, and game-breaking speed.

The native Texan is what Miami needs to take down the best defensive secondaries in the league.

Thankfully, it was just a minor scare.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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