Dolphins QB David Garrard suffered a knee injury recently that required surgery and will keep him out of at least the team's first preseason game. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times first reported the injury.
Garrard told Fox Sports' Jay Glazer that he is having knee surgery Saturday and that recovery is expected to take 2-4 weeks.
Garrard entered the preseason opener as the team’s No. 1 quarterback, ahead of Matt Moore and first-round pick Ryan Tannehill. He did not play in 2011 after undergoing back surgery.
In 2010 with the Jaguars, Garrard started all 14 games he played and threw 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He also rushed for five scores.
The way we see it
This is a blow to Garrard, who had carried his impressive spring performance into training camp and earned the early edge in the three-player race to start at quarterback. For Moore and Tannehill, it will give them extra opportunities in at least the first preseason game, and maybe more, to prove themselves.