Dolphins’ Hartline has torn knee ligament

Updated: December 30, 2013

Miami, FL ( – Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline
reportedly suffered a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his knee during
Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

Hartline was hurt in the first quarter of Miami’s season-ending 20-7 loss. He
had two catches for 38 yards before exiting.

According to the Miami Herald, surgery will not be required.

Hartline finished the year with 76 catches for 1,016 yards and four
touchdowns. He became the fifth Dolphins player to eclipse 1,000 yards
receiving in back-to-back seasons, joining Mark Duper, Mark Clayton, Irving
Fryar and Brandon Marshall.