Source: Chad Henne's surgery Monday

Updated: October 10, 2011, 4:19 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

MIAMI, Fla. -- Dolphins starting quarterback Chad Henne will have surgery on his separated left shoulder Monday, a source tells ESPN.com.

Henne was put on injured reserve last week and will miss the remainder of the 2011 season.

The surgery on Henne's non-throwing shoulder will sideline him for several months. He is in the final year of his rookie contract and will be a free agent in 2012.

Henne was off to the best start of his career statistically until getting injured against the San Diego Chargers in Week 4. He threw for 868 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions for the Dolphins (0-4). Henne also had a 79.0 passer rating, which was a career-high.

Henne's future with the Dolphins is in doubt.

Coach Tony Sparano is on the hot seat and backup Matt Moore will start at quarterback the rest of the season.

Many Dolphins fans are clamoring for Miami to lose most of their games for a chance to draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the projected No. 1 pick in next April's NFL draft.

James Walker covers the AFC East for ESPN.com.

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