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Tunsil injured slipping in shower

Gase calls it 'unexpected'

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DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins top draft pick missed Sunday's game because he slipped in the shower.

Head Coach Adam Gase addressed Laremy Tunsil's injury on Monday. 

Gase said, "from what I gathered, he slipped in the shower and when he fell, he jacked his ankle up."

Gase added, "He's at the team hotel.  It's 8:30 in the morning or whatever.  We got mandatory breakfast and then the guys drive to the game.  I mean the guy was taking a shower and slipped.  It's not the first time I've seen something weird happen pregame.  In 2009, I saw a guy slip in Cincinnati because they were putting sunblock on him and he had cleats on.  (He) separates his shoulder and we already had the inactives in.  It's like one of those one-in-a-thousand, one-in-a-million type deals.  When it happens, it's a bad deal because when you talk about unexpected, that's an unexpected thing that happened."

Gase said Tunsil is walking and not on crutches. 

Without both Tunsil and Branden Albert, the Dolphins gave up 6 sacks to the Titans.

Miami lost 30-17.

The Dolphins are now 1-4.

They host the Steelers next Sunday.


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