Inside The Bills

Sparano has faith in Porter despite hamstring injury

Posted by Chris Brown on October 2, 2009 – 1:31 pm

Dolphins LB Joey Porter has been unable to practice the past two days, though he’s been working on the side with trainers. But Miami head coach Tony Sparano knows that Porter is no ordinary injured player.

Last week Porter was listed as doubtful with that same hamstring injury and barely practiced, but he started against San Diego and gave the Dolphins 25 plays before his hamstring tightened up again. Porter looks to be in the same boat this week.

As to whether he’ll play Sunday against the Bills, Sparano would not say, but it’s clear he has faith that Porter will be able to give them something this weekend.

“We’ll see. I’m not sure,” said Sparano. “We had one of those last week at the end of the whole thing, we got a bunch of good plays out of Joey Porter. Joey’s that way, he’s never going to miss a game, and he’s never going to want to do any of those kinds of things. He’s going to want to play. We’ll see, I always give him the benefit of the doubt because I know what he does at the games.”

Porter is one of those players that refuses to let an injury force him to do anything. It’s why he’s missed just six games in his 11-year career.


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