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Dolphins “still collecting information” about possible Ryan Tannehill knee surgery

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At this time last week, the Dolphins were holding out hope that quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s knee would be feeling well enough to allow him to return to the lineup if they advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs.

Last Sunday’s loss to the Steelers means that Tannehill’s status for this weekend is no longer an issue, but his overall recovery timeline remains a matter of discussion for the Dolphins. Tannehill said last week that there was a chance that he will have surgery to repair his injured ACL and MCL and Dolphins coach Adam Gase gave some more information on the topic on Wednesday.

“We’re still going through that process right now with the trainers, with what our next step is, what his health is, how strong is his knee?” Gase said, via the Miami Herald. “We’re still going through that. We’re still collecting information. Doctors are still giving us what possibly could be down the road, so it’s hard for us to really pinpoint anything, as of this moment right now.”

The ultimate answer to the surgery question will obviously factor into Tannehill’s availability for offseason work, although the Dolphins will likely take precautions to ensure the quarterback’s health whether he has an operation or not.

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10 Responses to “Dolphins “still collecting information” about possible Ryan Tannehill knee surgery”
  1. 12coltsfan12 says: Jan 11, 2017 3:51 PM

    either way the best the ‘phins can hope for is another wild card berth and then another dismantling by a mediocre opponent.

    sorry, it’s the truth!

  2. miriam45 says: Jan 11, 2017 4:06 PM

    RT rated 3rd best QB by ETF.
    With proper protection he’s rated 2nd to Brady

  3. chunner530 says: Jan 11, 2017 4:54 PM

    He might as well get surgery and be done with it, the sooner the better. He’s going to have to get it done sooner or later. Miami will be okay with Moore to start the season as long as there defense is good Miami will be AFC East Championship contenders for sure 2018 I see them as Superbowl contenders.

  4. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 11, 2017 6:04 PM

    12coltsfan12 says:
    Jan 11, 2017 3:51 PM
    either way the best the ‘phins can hope for is another wild card berth and then another dismantling by a mediocre opponent.

    sorry, it’s the truth!
    =====
    I assure you that Gase is thinking about winning the division. On the other hand, a wildcard would still be better than anything the colts do.

  5. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 11, 2017 6:05 PM

    12coltsfan12 says:

    either way the best the ‘phins can hope for is another wild card berth and then another dismantling by a mediocre opponent.

    sorry, it’s the truth!
    =====
    I assure you that Gase is thinking about winning the division. On the other hand, a wildcard would still be better than anything the colts do.

  6. intrafinesse says: Jan 11, 2017 8:36 PM

    I hope he has the surgery and it impacts his season so the Dolphins don’t make the playoffs next year.
    8-8 will be fine.

  7. intrafinesse says: Jan 11, 2017 8:37 PM

    Let him have the surgery, and miss playing time in 2017, so it makes it easier for the Patriots to rack up some more wins and win the division again.

  8. mytor1962 says: Jan 12, 2017 1:08 PM

    If he gets it done sooner, the better as he’ll be back in time. It was partial tear, so stich it up and be done with it.

  9. dolfan66r says: Jan 12, 2017 1:58 PM

    Draft a QB Please!

  10. phunnypharm22 says: Jan 13, 2017 6:25 PM

    Although it is only a partial tear, the repair would require same surgery and recovery time as a full blown shredded ACL. They would still have to replace the entire ligament.

    The key to determine if he needs the surgery is how much instability the knee has with the partial tear. Justin Houston also had a partial tear last year, and needed surgery. On the other hand, John Elway played his entire career with no ACL in his left knee.

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