by: Omar Kelly December 29th, 2010 | 11:43 AM The Miami Dolphins began the team’s preparation for Sunday’s season-finale against the New England Patriots without four of the team’s starters.http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_fo ... l+Blogs%29
Inside Karlos Dansby, who has been nursing a turf toe and ankle injury for weeks, missed Wednesday’s practice, and could be sidelined for his second straight week.
Dansby, who has contributed 96 tackles and three sacks, sat out Sunday’s 34-27 loss to the Lions after missing all of last week’s practice.
Will Anthony Fasano's knee injury keep him sidelined on Sunday?
Starting tight end Anthony Fasano, right tackle Lydon Murtha and cornerback Nolan Carroll, the team’s primary kickoff returner, were all absent during Wednesday’s session that was available to the media.
Fasano injured a knee against the Lions, and Murtha and Carroll both suffered head injuries. Carroll suffered a concussion and likely won’t be cleared to practice until he passes a baseline test. It’s unclear of Murtha, who has replaced the injured Vernon Carey, suffered a concussion when he left the game in the fourth quarter.
This season the Dolphins have lost 12 players to season-ending injuries, and six of them (offensive linemen Nate Garner, cornerback Will Allen, rookie defensive end Jared Odrick, quarterback Chad Pennington, receiver Brian Hartline and Carey) were either former or projected starters.