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Kiko Alonso at practice after Monday thumb surgery

Miami Dolphins v San Diego Chargers

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers drops a pass as Kiko Alonso #47 of the Miami Dolphins defends during the first half of a game at Qualcomm Stadium on November 13, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso broke his thumb on Sunday and had surgery on it Monday, but that’s not keeping him from joining his teammates at practice this week.

Alonso suited up for practice with a cast on his right hand to protect the thumb and went through the stretching period with the rest of the team. He did not appear to be doing much else during what Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald called a “light practice” and coach Adam Gase said that the team will be “taking it slow” with Alonso.

Gase also said that the thumb may not be the main stumbling block to Alonso’s presence in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. He’s also dealing with a hamstring injury that the coach indicated is a bigger concern in regard to his status at the moment.

Mike Hull would get the start in place of Alonso in a game that the Dolphins need to win if they’re going to avoid following up a six-game winning streak with a second straight loss.