Miami Dolphins starting Quarterback Chad Pennington suffered a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder during the third quarter of a 23- 13 loss against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. He is expected to miss the rest of the season and might be done for the rest of his career. This is the same shoulder that Pennington has had two major rotator cuff surgeries on - in 2004 and 2005. He has won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award twice in his career. If anyone can return from three major shoulder injuries it's him.
Pennington's contract is up at the end of this year and he isn't expected to be on the roster at this time next year. All signs are pointing to this being the end of his run with the Dolphins and maybe the end of his career. If Sunday was the game of his career, Chad Pennington would retire as the NFL's most accurate passer with a 66.1 completion rate.
Chad will travel to Alabama to seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrew who performed the first two surgeries on his right shoulder.
The Dolphins will now turn to Chad Henne who was drafted in 2008 and heralded the Quarterback of the future. He will make his frist career start on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills at Land Shark Stadium.