David Garrard Miami Dolphins quarterback suffers knee injury

MIAMI GARDENS— Hard luck continues for the Miami Dolphins in their search for a quarterback.

David Garrard suffered a knee injury that required surgery, according to several reports. 

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Sean Jensen was the first to report the news. He broke it on his Twitter feed.

Profootballtalk.com said it confirmed the report with a source who says Garrard will be out for "a while."

Omar Kelly, beat writer for the Sun Sentinel, confirmed on his Twitter feed that Garrard will miss tonight's game due to a knee injury.

Armando Salguero, beat writer for the Miami Herald, also said he talked with Garrard who confirmed the injury. However, Salguero reports Garrard has not yet undergone surgery and won't necessarily have it right away.

Kelly said the quarterback will undergo a knee scope.

The Dolphins have three other quarterbacks on the roster including incumbent Matt Moore and first round pick Ryan Tannehill.

Ben Volin at the Palm Beach Post said a source told him Matt Moore was told this morning he would start tonight against Tampa Bay.

Andy Cohen, Dolphins Digest editor, reports on his Twitter feed that the injury to Garrard is apparently from wear and tear on the knee and did not happen on the practice field.

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