Former Liberty Co. star McMillan tears ACL in National Football League debut

Raekwon McMillan leaves Dolphins preseason game with injury

Raekwon McMillan leaves Dolphins preseason game with injury

Promising Miami Dolphins rookie linebacker Raekwon McMillan will miss the entire season with a torn ACL in his right knee, a person familiar with the situation said Friday.

McMillan, a former Ohio State standout the Dolphins selected in the second-round of this year's National Football League draft, injured himself covering a punt on special teams.

McMillan was injured during Miami's preseason opener versus the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday.

McMillan, a second-round pick from Ohio State, had been all the Dolphins hoped for as he prepared to enter the league. McMillan was expected to start at middle linebacker.

Last season Miami was 29th in the National Football League in yards allowed and 30th in rushing defense.

Dolphins linebackers Lawrence Timmons and Kiko Alonso remain a strong pairing at the top of the depth chart. Aikens suffered a back injury on a special teams play. "We were talking about how he was possibly going to have to be on that [special] team. It's tough to see a young player go down, not knowing what happened". We knew we had to get him some reps at it, especially in a game.

The Dolphins have had plenty of experience lately.

Put it together and it's a major part of the heart of their offense and now, their defense.

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