Carey hurting, but expects to play

DAVIE — Left tackle Vernon Carey said he still doesn't feel 100 percent healthy since he tweaked his knee and left the Miami Dolphins' exhibition game Saturday.
Carey said he felt his right knee grind and heard a "crunchy noise" when he came out of his stance to pull around the end and lead a running play.

"It felt kind of weak when I made contact coming around the corner," he said Tuesday. "I just kind of stayed down and wanted to see what the doctor said."

Carey, a third-year player and one of Miami's most experienced offensive linemen, said doctors said he had a bone bruise that night. He said his knee felt weak when he tried to get into his three-point stance or ride a bike.

He expects to play Thursday at Kansas City, but might not be at full speed.

"I wouldn't say it's fine," he said. "But it's football and you have to play through some pain."