Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron is facing the grim reality that a concussion he suffered in Week 3, his fourth in almost as many years, could mark the end of his young career.

The Miami Herald reports that the team placed the six-year veteran on the injured reserve list Saturday, effectively ending his season, after it was recommended by a specialist that he not be permitted to return to the field until he was 100 percent—a possibility that doctors deemed unlikely to happen by season’s end.

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Cameron, a USC product who was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, suffered the concussion Sept. 25 and hadn’t played since. He also had concussions in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Coupled with the fact that Cameron’s production has seen a sharp decline since a career year in 2013 with Cleveland where he caught 80 balls for 917 yards, and he’s in the final year of his contract, his inactive status for the remainder of 2016 will almost certainly lead to his release.

At just 28 years old, concussions are forcing another NFL player to mull retirement Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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