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MRI shows no structural damage, but Tannehill still hurting

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Even though an MRI showed no structural damage to his left knee, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s status for Sunday’s game against the Colts is uncertain.

Tannehill has expressed optimism about his condition, but according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the quarterback has also experienced discomfort from the bone bruise and bruised left quadriceps since the game.

“You have to make a decision: Can the guy function and do the job asked of him?” Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. “Either he can do the job or he can’t. You would love the guy to be 100 percent.”

Tannehill said after the game he could have played in an emergency, but coaches downplayed that.

“He wasn’t mobile enough to do the full extent of what a quarterback needs to do,” offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said.

Having a trusted veteran backup in Matt Moore (who was 11-of-19 for 131 yards and a touchdown in relief) gives them the luxury of giving Tannehill all the time he needs to regain that mobility.

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12 Responses to “MRI shows no structural damage, but Tannehill still hurting”
  1. drainbameged says: Oct 30, 2012 7:31 AM

    Good stuff I’m glad his knee is ok. Hopefully a little R&R will help. I’d heal doubly quick if Mrs. Tannehill was playing nurse!

  2. miamatt says: Oct 30, 2012 7:44 AM

    I would love for Tannehill to play this week so we can get the Luck/Tannehill showdown, but I would bet he sits unless he is 100%.

    The Dolphins have no reason to risk their rookie’s long-term health, and Matt Moore is now something like 7-3 in games he has started or played the majority of in Miami.

  3. hehateme2 says: Oct 30, 2012 8:21 AM

    Matt Moore will be plenty to handle the colts.

  4. leafeaterx says: Oct 30, 2012 9:23 AM

    Wish health to Tannehill. Shanahan’s take notice of Philbin’s insight…

  5. annes22 says: Oct 30, 2012 9:54 AM

    Matt Moore should play Sunday, and give Tannerhill the weekend to get right.
    It’s not as if Matt is useless, he played great on Sunday.

  6. gsb333 says: Oct 30, 2012 11:14 AM

    Matt Moore or Tannehill… Fins are a much better team than the Colts. Either way, we’re good. Get well Tannehill.

  7. mlenenski says: Oct 30, 2012 11:56 AM

    “The Dolphins have no reason to risk their rookie’s long-term health, and Matt Moore is now something like 7-3 in games he has started or played the majority of in Miami.”
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    What if he keeps winning?

    Keep Tannehill on the bench?

  8. surfinbird1 says: Oct 30, 2012 1:29 PM

    He’s not hurtin’ as bad as the Jets.

  9. reddolfan66 says: Oct 30, 2012 5:18 PM

    Dolphins only AFC team to go undefeated in the month of October!! Love the way the direction this organization is going Phins up!!!

  10. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 30, 2012 7:56 PM

    Hve to think Tannehill would love to go up against rookie QB Luck next game.

  11. ddogdaddy says: Oct 30, 2012 8:26 PM

    Hey Phins, come get some.

  12. finnadict says: Oct 30, 2012 8:51 PM

    I hope he can play. Im hoping for the Luck vs Tannehill matchup.

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