The Miami Dolphins head to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday night. The temperature is going to be around zero degrees with a wind chill much lower, but there doesn’t appear to be much, if any, precipitation at this point. Besides the weather, the Dolphins have some injuries that could hinder them heading into this game. We’ll take a look below,
Dolphins final injury report
Out: CB Xavien Howard (Foot)
Questionable: RB Raheem Mostert (Knee), WR Jaylen Waddle (Ankle)
Notable players on in-week report removed from final: Both De’Von Achane and Tyreek Hill were limited with multiple injuries during the week, but Achane was upgraded to full on Friday, while Hill was limited again, but both were removed from the injury report. Cornerback Jaylen Ramsey is dealing with a knee injury and was limited all week, but was taken off the injury report as well.
How the team’s injuries may affect the Dolphins in Wild Card round
Waddle and Mostert are two big components of the Dolphins offense and in a game that may be windy and will be extremely cold, the running game will likely be called on. Mostert has the awesome De’Von Achane to back him up, but getting both together might be the key for the Dolphins to win this matchup.
Waddle is a key in the passing game and even when not getting targets, he’s helping free up some space for Tyreek Hill. If they do play, we have to be a little worried about them being fully healthy, as they could be pushing to play in a do or die game.