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Garrard says knee injury didn’t result from playing with son

David Garrard

Miami Dolphins quarterback David Garrard (9) practices during NFL football training camp in Davie, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)


It’s still not known how Dolphins quarterback David Garrard injured his knee to the point that it required arthoscopic surgery. It is known that Garrard is a little touchy about an online claim that he suffered the injury while playing with his son.

After reported that Garrard felt something in his knee pop on Thursday night when turning to look at his son while playing in the backyard of their home, Garrard contacted to clarify the situation.

I wasn’t out playing basketball or football with my son,” Garrard said. “I saw him running for the pool and I turned and felt some popping and clicking. I went in and told [the trainers] that, but that wasn’t the cause. It had been swelling up on me throughout camp.

“It doesn’t matter what it was. It could have been a cloud that I looked at. I knew when I woke up that morning that I was probably going to have to get surgery.”

Garrard is expected to miss two-to-four weeks, which as a practical matter reduces the race to be the Week One starting quarterback in Miami down to Matt Moore and rookie Ryan Tannehill.