Dolphins Left Tackle Suffers Pectoral Injury

The Miami Dolphins lost one of the jewels of their 2022 free agent class in the first half of their Week 12 matchup with the Houston Texans. Left tackle Terron Armstead exited early on Sunday after suffering a pectoral injury and was officially declared out for the game.

The oft-injured Armstead had started 10 games for the Dolphins this year but missed nine contests for the New Orleans Saints in 2021. His absence today wasn't a big problem for the Dolphins; quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw for 299 yards and propelled the Dolphins to a 30-6 third-quarter lead before ceding duties to backup Skylar Thompson.

With three road games against the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Chargers, and Buffalo Bills in the coming weeks, a lengthy absence by Armstead could prove devastating for the 7-3 Dolphins as they push for the playoffs. Pro Football Focus ranked their offensive line as the worst in the league last year prior to Armstead's arrival.

Armstead joined the Dolphins earlier this year on a five-year, $75 million deal after nine seasons and three Pro Bowls with the Saints. He has proven a solid pickup so far, earning a 76.2 overall grade from Pro Football Focus across his first nine appearances this season.

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