MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Dolphins left tackle Jake Long has decided not to take his talents to Honolulu next weekend, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Long, who has battled injuries the last two seasons, withdrew from the NFL Pro Bowl and will be replaced by Denver left tackle Ryan Clady. It’s the third-straight Pro Bowl that Long has had to miss due to injuries.READ MORE: 'My Son's Blood Is On Your Life': Family Makes Plea To Find Driver In Fatal Hit-And Run Crash In Pompano Beach
The massive left tackle from Michigan was held out of the final three games of the season for the Dolphins due to a biceps injury.READ MORE: Miami's Overheated Home Prices Continue While Experts Say Red Hot Housing Market Starting To Losing Steam
Long is expected to make a full-recovery for next season, but the Sun-Sentinel reported he may be held out of some parts of the offseason program.MORE NEWS: Rapper Slim Jxmmi Accused Of Battery During Argument With Girlfriend In Miami
Long has had shoulder problems, a biceps injury, and has had his knee worked on since he entered the league as the number one draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.