Dolphins RB Lamar Miller injured his left shoulder on a 1-yard run in the third quarter.
Miller was examined on the sidelines and his return to the game was declared as questionable. But the Dolphins finished out the game without the team's leading rusher, who contributed 49 rushing yards and one touchdown on his 11 carries, and caught one pass for 8-yards against the Chargers.
Miller's health is critical to the Dolphins' success because he's rushed for 518 yards and five touchdowns on 106 carries this season, and is the driving force behind one of the NFL's best rushing attacks.
The Dolphins have Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams on the 53-man roster, and LaMichael Thomas and Orleans Darkwa on the practice squad. If Miller isn't healthy enough to play in next Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions the Dolphins will likely have to promote Thomas or Darkwa to the 53-man roster, the story said. Reports also added that Miller couldn't lift his shoulder on the sideline during tests so this is a situation to monitor heading into Week 10.