QB CALL SOON

Everybody had to wait until game day to find who would start at quarterback at San Diego, but the wait won't be nearly as long this week when it comes to who will start Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Coach Dave Wannstedt said he probably would announce his starter for the Colts game on Wednesday when the Dolphins begin their preparations for Peyton Manning and Co.

Brian Griese was 20-for-29 for 192 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions against San Diego, but he bruised the thumb on his throwing hand during the game. The injury isn't considered serious.

Wannstedt said he would have to check on the condition of Griese's thumb and Jay Fiedler's knee before making his decision.

In other news coming out of Wannstedt's day-after-the-game press conference:

-- The only injury of note sustained during the 26-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers was Larry Chester pulling a quad and a hamstring while chasing quarterback Drew Brees on a quarterback scramble in the third quarter.

Chester's status for the Indy game will be determined later in the week.

-- Wannstedt said a decision probably will have to be made one way or the other when it comes to tackle Mark Dixon, who still hasn't played all season after undergoing ankle surgery.

"I was very disappointed he wasn't active last week," Wannstedt said. "We need to make a decision. He can do it or he can't do it. I think he wants to do it. We're at a crossroads where we need to make a decision and not be talking about it every week."

The options, it would appear, is Dixon finally making his season debut or the Dolphins putting him on injured reserve and bringing in someone else to help the offensive line.

-- Wannstedt said he would stick with Travis Minor as the kickoff returner and Sam Simmons as the punt returner after they replaced Charlie Rogers in the San Diego game.


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