That’s good news for Ajayi, who coach Adam Gase said was “worried it was more than what it was” and who now has to contend with Arian Foster in the race for playing time in the backfield. Foster hasn’t been with the Dolphins too long, but it sounds like he’s already shown Gase enough for the coach to know that it’s a question of how much playing time the veteran will get rather than one of whether he’ll be in the mix at all.
“His resume speaks for itself,” Gase said, via the Miami Herald. “I don’t think there’s any question why we brought him in here. He’s playing this year. Whether he’s the guy that will be the first snap of the game, time will tell. He is going to be rolling with the ones.”
While Ajayi is out, Foster will have a chance to show off his stuff but based on all of Gase's gushing comments over the last couple of weeks, Foster had already made an impression before taking the field. Ajayi's value is going to take a hit here but keep in mind of Foster's injury issues too.