The saga of Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter continues as he finally did go ahead and have arthroscopic surgery on his knee Tuesday morning according to the Miami Herald. Dolphins coach Cam Cameron confirmed that Porter did have surgery, and that he should be out a few weeks but hopefully will be 100 percent once the season opens on September 9th. The surgery took place on Porter’s right knee, and it is the same type of surgery that he had on his left knee during training camp back in 2005 when he was with the Steelers.
Porter had missed two straight days of practice, and was going to get a second opinion on if he should get surgery or not before he finally did go ahead and had the procedure done. Cameron had said on Saturday that he did not think that Porter’s knee was a concern long term. “It was something that he noticed during the offseason program,” Cameron said after Porter missed the team’s Saturday practice. “He was working his way through it. It isn’t something that happened since we started practice. He just wanted to get it checked out.”
The 30-year-old linebacker only has missed six games in his eight-year NFL career in Pittsburgh, and never more than two games in a row. He did wear a brace on the knee this past offseason for workouts but shed it in the early part of training camp. Porter signed a five-year, $32 million dollar deal after he was let go by the Steelers on March 1st. In his career he has 498 tackles, 60 sacks, 18 forced fumbles and seven recoveries in 122 games.