According to the Miami Herald‘s Jeff Darlington, the injury that Hartline suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns sounds serious enough to keep him out for the Dolphins final four games. However, both team officials and the medical staff are opting to see how the 24-year-old responds to the procedure before making any firm decision.
Hartline has had an impressive sophomore season, recording 615 yards and a team-high 14.3 yards-per-catch. He has especially come on as of late with 328 yards in his last four games.
The team did make a final decision on veteran corner Al Harris, according to the Sun Sentinel, placing him on the season-ending injured reserve list on his 36th birthday.
The Miami-native signed with the Dolphins on Nov. 10 and assumed a small nickel role in three games before landing back on the injury report with a hamstring injury. The 13-year-pro, who is also only one year removed from a serious knee injury, has officially entered the journeyman stage of his career.