Brian Hartline Injury: Updates on Dolphins WR's Knee and Recovery

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIDecember 29, 2013

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 20:  Brian Hartline
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Updates from Monday, Dec. 30

Armando Salguer of the Miami Herald reports the results of Brian Hartline's MRI on his injured knee:

Brian Hartline MRI results confirm PCL tear. No surgery required. Will be ready for training camp.

— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) December 30, 2013

I'm told surgery to repair PCL is not perfected procedure to point it's better to rehab, strengthen area and play without it.

— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) December 30, 2013

Chris Perkins of the Sun-Sentinel previously provided insight into Hartline's injury:

Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline, who put together back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons for the first time in his career, is scheduled to have a MRI on his left knee Monday.

Hartline sustained the injury in the first quarter of Sunday's 20-7 loss to the New York Jetsthat put him over the 1,000-yard mark. After Hartline had a 25-yard reception he left the game and was seen telling doctors on the sideline that he heard his left knee "pop" at the conclusion of the catch.

Perkins continued with a statement from Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill discussing Hartline's importance to the organization:

"He's a big time player in our offense and it was tough to lose him," quarterback Ryan Tannehill said of Hartline's absence. "But the guys step up when they had opportunity."