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Jake Long Injury Update: Left Tackle Isn't Seriously Hurt

The Miami Dolphins had to be wondering what their season would look like without their terrific left tackle Jake Long, after he left practice on Monday with an injured right knee.

Well that won't be a problem they need to concern themselves with, according to the Palm Beach Post. An MRI showed no structural damage to the knee.

Long did sustain a minor injury to his knee, but nothing that will keep him out for any extended length of time. It's unclear whether Long will play in the Dolphins' preseason finale on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys.

If Long can't play, or is held out to get ready for the regular season opener, the starting job he vacates will likely be taken over by Lydon Murtha -- if he can overcome a recent foot injury. The other tackles on the roster who could possibly see extra time are second-round pick Jonathan Martin and Artis Hicks.

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