Dustin Keller To Miss Season, Swearinger Felt He Had To Go Low

(Joe Rimkus Jr. / MCT )

Miami Dolphins TE Dustin Keller is done for the year, thanks to a low hit by Texans rookie safety D.J Swearinger. When asked about the low hit here’s what the rookie had to say:

“I was making a hit playing football,” Swearinger told the Palm Beach Post. “In this league you’ve got to go low. If you go high you’re going to get a fine.”

“The rules say you can’t hit high so I went low and I’m sorry that happened,” Swearinger told the Palm Beach Post. “I would think you’d rather have more concussions than leg injuries. Leg injury, you can’t come back from that. A concussion, you be back  in a couple of weeks.

I guess wrapping a player up isn’t tackling anymore right? I get it, Swearinger feels another player losing his career is more important than him losing some money. However, the defensive players are in a no win situation in the NFL and these types of injuries may just be the beginning of what’s to come.

Dustin Keller who was on a one-year contract now has a torn ACL, MCL, PCL and dislocated his knee.


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