The Miami Dolphins will be without Kyle Van Noy as they host the Chiefs on Sunday.
The reigning AFC Defensive Player of the Week is not going to be able to play against the league’s most dangerous offense in Week 14. That’s because NFL reporter James Palmer has word that Miami Dolphins linebacker Kyle Van Noy will be forced to sit out Sunday afternoon’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a hip injury. He came into the game listed as questionable on the Dolphins injury report.
Van Noy won the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after he put up 5 tackles for loss and 3 quarterback sacks against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13.
The Dolphins linebacker has been dealing with a hip injury for the last few weeks, going back to mid-November, and he’s sat out practice sessions from time to time. However, clearly it’s getting worse instead of better as he’s now having to sit out the single biggest game on Miami’s schedule. The Dolphins are 8-4 against a soft schedule and a strong performance or even win over Kansas City would go a long way in the standings and toward league-wide respect (and internal confidence).
Van Noy is in his first season with the Dolphins after spending the last few years with the New England Patriots. So far on the year he has 55 total tackles, 10 quarterback hits, 6 sacks (just one away from establishing a career high), and 5 passes deflected (also a career high) in 11 games for Miami.
Van Noy was the second round pick of the Detroit Lions back in the 2014 NFL Draft.