"At this point, this is the best thing for Trent and the team," Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron said in a team-released statement. "The doctors have prescribed rest for now. No long-term decisions regarding Trent's future have been made."
It's difficult to envision Green playing again for the Dolphins next season, but he refused to dismissed that possibility.
"I appreciate the way the organization has handled this," Green said in a statement. "I realize this is in the best interest of my long-term health and I want nothing but the best for the team. Right now I haven't made any decisions about my future, but I talked with the Dolphins about staying involved in some capacity the rest of the season."
To take Green's place on the roster, the Dolphisn promoted wide receiver Kerry Reed from the practice squad.
Reed initially signed with the Dolphins this offseason as an undrafted rookie free agent.