During the course of training camp, Jaylen Waddle, the wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, sustained an injury affecting his midsection. While this setback resulted in his absence from the last two weeks of practice, Waddle remains optimistic about his readiness for the opening game of the 2023 regular season. Scheduled to face off against the Los Angeles Chargers on September 10, Waddle conveyed his positive outlook during a media interaction on Tuesday.
In response to inquiries about his availability for the upcoming season’s first game, Waddle shared that his aspiration is to take the field. He emphasized that it’s a natural expectation to be in action. Despite the injury, Waddle expressed his satisfaction with his progress during workout sessions. Moreover, he expressed his willingness to follow the guidance of the medical team. If they believe that additional rest is beneficial, he is content with their judgment, trusting their expertise to facilitate his optimal recovery.
Selected as the sixth overall pick by the Dolphins in the 2021 draft, Waddle showcased his prowess in the previous season, accumulating impressive statistics. He recorded 75 receptions, covering a total of 1,356 yards, and secured eight touchdowns, with his longest play spanning 84 yards over the course of 17 games.