NFL Rumors: Dolphins Fear Ryan Tannehill Needs Season-Ending Knee Surgery


UPDATE (10:20 p.m. ET): Ryan Tannehill’s knee injury reportedly is much more serious than the Dolphins initially thought, and Miami could be in jeopardy of losing its starting quarterback for the entire 2017 season.

UPDATE (4:50 p.m. ET): Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins appear to have caught a break.

The Dolphins quarterback suffered a non-contact left knee injury during training camp Thursday, but it appears he avoided the “worst case scenario,” according to NFL Network’s Aditi Kimkhabwala.

ORIGINAL STORY: We’ve already seen a few players suffer season-ending injuries in training camp. The Miami Dolphins hope their quarterback doesn’t join those ranks.

Ryan Tannehill suffered a non-contact left knee injury during Dolphins practice Thursday. The quarterback, who was wearing a brace, fell awkwardly while scrambling to the sideline and stayed on the ground for at least 15 seconds, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Tannehill then got up and walked gingerly to the locker room with a “pronounced limp” alongside two Dolphins trainers.

It’s unclear how serious the injury is: Dolphins coach Adam Gase did not address the media after practice, and offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen told reporters he had no update on Tannehill. But initial reports don’t sound promising.

The 29-year-old QB suffered a sprained ACL and MCL in his same knee late last season, causing him to miss Miami’s last three games, so it’s obvious why the Dolphins are concerned. Stay tuned for more updates when they become available.


Thumbnail photo via Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports Images

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