The Miami Dolphins officially announced Friday that DE Cameron Wake is out for the season with a torn Achilles and will miss the rest of the 2015 season.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins believe DE Cameron Wake has likely ruptured the Achilles tendon in his left leg, and will subsequently miss the remainder of this season.
Miami has an MRI and a further examination from doctors scheduled Wake for Friday to confirm the initial diagnosis.
“We are going to meet with doctors tomorrow and take it from there,” Wake told reporters after the game.
Dolphins DE Cameron Wake went down with a left leg injury during Thursday’s game against the Patriots with an apparently left leg injury.
However, the team later announced that Wake is out for the remainder of the contest with an Achilles injury.
Based on the video he’s seen of the injury, former NFL physician David Chao mentions that it appears as though Wake did not suffered a ruptured Achilles, but he admits that this is based off of limited video angles.
The injury was of the non-contact variety, which is always a big concern. Wake had really stepped up his game since the team made some notable coaching changes.
Wake, 33, is in the fourth year of his five-year, $34.53 million contract that included $17 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $8.2 million this season and another $8.275 million next year.
Wake has some significant escalators tied to his sack production this season. In fact, if Wake records 10-12 sacks he would earn $750,000 more in base salary next year. Beyond that, Wake would receive $1.75 million for 13-14 sacks and $3 million for 15 sacks.
This season, Wake has appeared in six games and recorded seven tackles, six sacks, and four forced fumbles for the Dolphins. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 3 defensive end in a 4-3 defense out of 46 qualifying players.