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Jaylen Waddle heads to locker room with lower body injury in Week 16 vs. Cowboys

Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle suffered a lower body injury in Week 16. Here are the latest updates and fantasy football impact.

Jaylen Waddle #17 of the Miami Dolphins runs with the ball in the second half during a game against the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium on December 17, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Brandon Sloter/Image Of Sport/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins are hosting the Dallas Cowboys in a big Week 16 matchup on Sunday. Miami drove down the field, and a play after running back Raheem Mostert got hurt, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle was poked in the eye. It seemed like a deep poke as Waddle was in a lot of pain and getting checked out by trainers.

Waddle had been targeted four times in the early part of this game but had only come down with one of them. Still, it went for 50 yards and helped the Dolphins extend a drive that started near their own goal line. Tyreek Hill is the first option in the passing game, but came into today still getting over an ankle injury. If Waddle is sidelined when Miami gets the ball back, Cedrick Wilson Jr. and Chase Claypool would likely be in line for more targets behind Hill.

Jaylen Waddle injury updates

Update: Waddle is back on the sideline, but doesn’t look quite ready to return:

Update: Waddle is limping to the locker room with a lower body injury late in the third quarter.

Update: Waddle has returned to the game.

Update: Waddle is listed as questionable to return with an eye injury.

Update: Waddle went into the locker room either to get his eye flushed or further looked at.