Sources: Jake Long's labrum damaged

Updated: November 16, 2010, 10:41 AM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN

Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long not only disclocated his shoulder Sunday, but he also suffered damage to his labrum during the same injury, according to team sources.

Long, who played the first month of the season with a sprained MCL in his knee, has not ruled out playing Thursday night against the Chicago Bears. He may be fitted with a shoulder harness, but he is questionable, at best, the sources said.

Long played with the injury until late in the fourth quarter of the Dolphins' 29-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano did not disclose many details about Long's injury but added that the former No. 1 pick was a "tough guy."

Long's injury is just the latest ailment for a banged-up Dolphins team that has alternated wins and losses since a two-game losing streak in Weeks 3-4.

Quarterback Chad Pennington was placed on injured reserve Monday with a shoulder injury and fellow signal caller Chad Henne suffered a knee injury against the Titans that may sideline him against the Bears.

Also, like Long, AFC sack leader Cameron Wake (hip) and safety Chris Clemons (groin) finished Sunday's game on the bench.

The Dolphins listed 13 players -- not including Pennington -- on their injury report Monday, with Henne, Long, Clemons and center Joe Berger (knee) the most seriously hurt.

"We have a lot of guys bumped up right now," Sparano said. "We're sorting through it all."

Chris Mortensen is ESPN's Senior NFL Analyst. Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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