MIAMI -- In the midst of an 0-7 start to the season, the Miami Dolphins were hit with more injury news on Monday when it was learned that running back Ronnie Brown and cornerback Renaldo Hill will miss the remainder of the season with knee injuries.
Brown and Hill each suffered torn anterior cruciate ligaments during Sunday's 49-28 loss to the New England Patriots. Both players are expected to have surgury in the next seven to 10 days, according to Miami head coach Cam Cameron.
"Renaldo Hill and Ronnie Brown, we found out this morning, both those guys have knee injuries and they'll be out for the seaon," confirmed Cameron during his Monday press conference.
Brown left Sunday's game in the third quarter after injuring the knee attempting to Randall Gay on an interception return. He did not return to the game.
Brown entered the game leading the NFL in yards from scrimmage. He had 76 yards rushing against the Patriots on 17 carries, and had five receptions for 33 yards.
"He was having a Pro Bowl season, there is no doubt about it," said Cameron. "He's committed to getting this taken care of and coming back stronger. He is an impressive, impressive young man."
The Dolphins will now turn to a rotation of running backs Jesse Chatman, Patrick Cobbs and Lorenzo Booker to take Brown's place.
"You don't replace a Ronnie Brown," Cameron said. "But you say, 'These are the guys we have. How do we maximize the guys we have? Who are our best 11?'"
Hill was injured with 6:57 remaining in the second quarter when his right knee buckled slightly in the end zone after he leaped to defend a 50-yard scoring strike to Randy Moss. He had to be helped off the field by trainers and did not return to the game.
"As you guys have heard me say before, that's the tough, tough part of this business," Cameron said about the injuries during his postgame press conference. "These guys have worked extremely hard ... a guy like Ronnie Brown, but that's the game."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.