(NEW YORK) — After missing all of last season, quarterback David Garrard was attempting to become the starting quarterback of the Miami Dolphins, but that likely won’t happen now as Garrard will miss the next 2-4 weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
Because of the timetable for Garrard’s return, the starting job will either go to Matt Moore or rookie Ryan Tannehill. Garrard’s knee had been bothering him as of late, and thought it’d be better to have the surgery now as opposed to dealing with it all season.
“Nothing happened. Just ‘father time,’ wear and tear,” Garrard told FoxSports.com. “They have to take out loose things floating around.”
“He had been feeling some soreness, and he got it looked at,” Garrard’s agent, Al Irby said. “He could have played on it, but they’d rather do the surgery now to make him more comfortable, rather than fool around with it.”
The 34-year old Garrard spent nine seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars before signing with the Dolphins during the offseason. He missed all of last season recovering from back surgery.
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