MIAMI (AP) â€” An orthopedic surgeon wants a judge to toss out an $11 million damage award and order a new trial in a lawsuit over a career-ending toe injury suffered by former Miami Dolphins receiver O.J. McDuffie.
Attorneys for Dr. John Uribe argued Monday there were fundamental errors in the May trial surrounding use of a medical manual as evidence. McDuffie's attorneys say the manual was properly used.
Both sides also argued over estimates that McDuffie lost millions in potential earnings because of the 1999 toe injury.
McDuffie originally was awarded $11.5 million, but a judge reduced that to just under $11 million. A judge will decide the award and new trial issues in several weeks.
McDuffie played for the Dolphins from 1993 to 2000.