LINEMAN IN CAR ACCIDENT

Offensive lineman James Wagstaff, who was hoping to make the Dolphins roster after spending part of last season on the practice squad, remained in serious condition at Broward General Trauma Center. Wagstaff sustained multiple injuries during the early-morning crash, the most severe of which was to his left hand.<P>

The injury to the hand, which witnesses said was almost completely severed, involved soft tissue damage, multiple fractures and dislocation to his hand and wrist.

Wagstaff, a former North Carolina player who also spent time with the Cowboys, already had surgery on his left hand.

"We inserted pins to realign the fractures and dislocations and performed preliminary soft tissue reconstruction," Dr. Brian Fingado said in a released statement. "This is a significant injury and will require multiple repeat surgeries."

The 24-year-old Wagstaff was expected to join the rest of his teammates for the start of minicamp on Thursday.


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