Miami Dolphins: Chad Pennington Suffers Torn ACL in Pickup Basketball Game

March 31, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Impending free agent quarterback Chad Pennington experienced yet another tough break this week, as he suffered a torn ACL in a pickup basketball game in Miami. Dr. James Andrews will perform surgery on Pennington's knee next week.

It represents the latest in a long line of injuries for the 34-year-old former Miami Dolphins quarterback, who has undergone four shoulder surgeries since a 2004 rotator cuff injury suffered with the New York Jets.

Pennington, who arrived in Miami shortly after his release from the Jets in August 2008, led the Dolphins to an AFC East title after passing for 3,653 yards and 17 touchdowns with a passer rating of 97.4.

2008 second-rounder Chad Henne took over for Pennington as the team's starting quarterback three games into the season due to a shoulder injury, and Pennington attempted just two passes in 2010 before yet another shoulder injury wiped out his season.

Slated for free agency whenever the 2011 offseason actu...

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