Injury to Dolphins' James Could be Long-Term Issue: Coach

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 16: Offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James #72 of the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium during a preseason game on August 16, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images) Getty Images

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says right tackle Ja'Wuan James' left hamstring injury could be a long-term issue, and he's undergoing further medical evaluation.

James was hurt in the loss Sunday to Oakland and sat out Thursday's practice, the first since that game. Miami next plays at Carolina on Monday.

James' absence could lead to some shuffling on the line. Guard Ted Larsen returned to practice last week after recovering from a torn biceps and is expected to move into the starting lineup.