Early reports on the health of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill didn’t make it sound like the knee and quad contusion he suffered against the Jets was anything too serious and nothing coach Joe Philbin said Monday sent a different message.
It didn’t send one that it was all systems go with Tannehill for Sunday’s date with the Colts, either. Philbin stuck to his policy of not discussing injury information until the release of Wednesday’s injury report, which means we’ll have to wait to hear about any results from Tannehill’s MRI. Philbin said it was too early to predict what would happen in terms of snaps in practice or Sunday’s game, but did say that Tannehill was in good spirits after the game.
“Yeah, he was optimistic on the plane. You would hope your players are,” Philbin said, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “I don’t know much, but it was a good conversation on the plane.”
Philbin said he never thought about putting Tannehill back into the game on Sunday and had plenty of praise for the work turned in by Matt Moore in a relief performance. The offense functioned well enough that the Dolphins would feel comfortable heading into a game with Moore under center, something that could weigh into the decision if Tannehill’s injury shows any sign of limiting him in the short term.