Report: Dolphins fear season-ending surgery needed For Ryan Tannehill

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Optimism seems to be in short supply regarding the injured knee of quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

According to Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN.com, the Dolphins believe that Tannehill will need season-ending surgery to repair his knee, which was injured during practice on Thursday.

MRI results have been inconclusive and additional opinions are still being sought before determining a course of action.

“A ticking time bomb that was going to go off at any time” was an anonymous quote cited in the story describing the state of Tannehill’s knee.

Tannehill sustained a partial tear to his ACL last year and did not have the injury addressed surgically at the time. Per ESPN, Tannehill’s other option besides surgery now would be to rest the injury for six weeks and see if he would be in a position to return at that point.

It seems inevitable that Tannehill is going to miss significant time in the very least.

49 responses to “Report: Dolphins fear season-ending surgery needed For Ryan Tannehill

  1. They should have done the surgery last December
    Since this scenario was too probable.
    The good news for dolphins fans is Matt Moore is actually a better quarterback than Tannehill.

  2. Shame but when I saw the way it happened and his reaction to it I knew it was over for the year and if the Dolphins try to bring him back early it could cost him his career.

  3. Every year. Every. Single. Year. A player opts to skip off season surgery and then ends up missing the season when they need surgery. You’d think these guys would learn.

  4. I don’t know why there’s talk of Jay Cutler coming out of retirement. Does anyone think that Jay Cutler would suddenly make the Dolphins contenders? The guy who made the playoffs just once in 11 seasons? Matt Moore is a more than capable QB. They’ll be fine sticking with what they have.

  5. Great. Another chance for the “They should sign Kaepernick cause they need a QB” agenda to be pushed which will be met by the common sense opinion of “he’s not worth the distraction for a backup” which will lead to more criticism from the “NFL owners are all about money” and “stay in your place boy” crowd. I’d say September can’t come fast enough but let’s be honest every time a starting QB so much as hesitates to get up from a sack we’ll go round and round on this topic without any of his supporters even stopping to question why such a “good QB prospect” is doing anything but training for a potential job right now.

  6. milehighorange says:
    August 3, 2017 at 11:07 pm
    And again the Patriots win the division before the season even starts.

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    The division? They will win the AFC.

  7. ” I’d say September can’t come fast enough but let’s be honest every time a starting QB so much as hesitates to get up from a sack we’ll go round and round on this topic…”

    Says the intellectual giant who specifically brought up this topic.

  8. I’ve spent decades going to Coral Gables (family there). The Dolphins would pay Tebow 20 mil a year before they signed a guy who wore a Castro T-shirt. He wouldn’t survive a week.

  9. milehighorange says:
    August 3, 2017 at 11:07 pm
    And again the Patriots win the division before the season even starts.
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    Yeah, havn’t they been doing that since tannehill was in diapers and drooling on himself in front of a tv watching barney? Don’t think this injury changed that destiny either way.

  10. One thing about Al Davis. If he was alive he would have signed Kaepernick and told the other owners and the racists fans to go to hell.

    He would have been like. “I seen Kaepernick play and he’s a Raiduh. And now that he is a Raiduh, once a Raiduh he’ll always be a Raiduh. And the greatness of the Raiduhs is in its future.”

    That was a great man. Saw no color, no gender. Just wanted to win.

  11. Iknowitall says:
    August 3, 2017 at 11:37 pm
    Dolphins arent going to be more than 8-8 with or without Tannehill.

    They weren’t going to be 8-8 WITH Tannehill

  12. If tannehill rests for 6 weeks and feels good enough to come back you know what will happen? Eventually that acl will tear. Just bite the bullet and have the surgery, he should have done it in the offseason.

  13. RandyinRoxbury says:
    August 3, 2017 at 11:03 pm
    ……
    The good news for dolphins fans is Matt Moore is actually a better quarterback than Tannehill.
    ———————————————-

    I don’t know if Dolphins fans, like you and I Randy, really believe that Moore is better than Tannehill, but he is at least a competent journeyman backup, and maybe if he has to play a full season he will surprise us Dolphins fans and the league.

    -FionaInFtLauderdale 😎

  14. edwicy says:
    August 3, 2017 at 11:05 pm
    And now another reason to have to ESPN spend 10 minutes on every show to tell us Kaepernick is the perfect signing for a team
    =
    Yup, a city with that large of a Cuban population would love a Castro shirted neo-communist.
    He’s alienated police, whites, anyone who need to look right to see liberals. The list grows.

  15. The problem with Kap aint his ability, its not even the baggage from his protest, its the fact that no front office will EVER be able to fire or trade him without being labled “rascist” . Why open yourself up to naacp, blm and every other civil rights org marching at your doorstep and prior to every game. ? Kap aint worth it. Miami, go get cutler

  16. Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    August 4, 2017 at 6:56 am
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    edwicy says:
    August 3, 2017 at 11:05 pm
    And now another reason to have to ESPN spend 10 minutes on every show to tell us Kaepernick is the perfect signing for a team
    =
    Yup, a city with that large of a Cuban population would love a Castro shirted neo-communist.
    He’s alienated police, whites, anyone who need to look right to see liberals. The list grows.

    My bad, left out supporting a domestic terrorist organization that encourages looting, mayhem, arson and murder.

  17. 1. Tannehill should have had the surgery
    2. Kaepernick has a better chance being Trump’s press secretary than a QB in Miami.
    3. Cutler isn’t coming here. Not in shape, not mentally ready, not up on playbook. Why leave the booth to be a backup?
    4. Moore is the starter. He’s good. But not better than Tannehill, with whom this team & playbook was built around.
    5. If there is a coach who can adapt on the fly and get the best out of the QB he’s given – its Gase.

    Miami’s season isn’t “over”, but with Tannehill out with a knee and Ajayi out with a concussion, its not a bright as it could’ve been.
    Possible to scour cuts for a competent backup, like a Connor Shaw, or a trade of a draft pick for a Mike Glennon type as insurance.

  18. Are the doctors that told him not to have surgery the same doctors that told the Dolphins to pick Culpepper over Brees? Heads should roll!

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    Same ones that said Yatil Green was healthy

  19. These things always need surgery, from personnal experience and having seen friends go through it.

    I cant believe they would allow him to “rehab” a couple weeks and come back again. There is no rehab in this case for a high profile athelete. Surgeons recommend rehab in this case for people who dont have an active lifestyle and/or are older.

    Ryan needs to get it fixed. I hope he gets surgery in a coupke weeks when the swelling and pain are healed.

  20. “And again the Patriots win the division before the season even starts.”

    Belichick and Brady would be the first to tell you they haven’t won anything yet. There’s a reason they actually play the games.

  21. The MRI showed the knee is no worse than it was the morning before. Although it draws into question whether he can stay healthy for a complete season. I think he plays Week 1 ultimately.

  22. stillabengalsfan says:
    August 3, 2017 at 11:00 pm
    Matt Moore is probably an upgrade. Dude is tough as nails too… anyone remember the hit he took against Pittsburgh, and stayed in the game?
    =====

    What I remember about Matt Moore is that he every time he comes in for 4-5 games to replace an injured starter, he is rock solid. Every time he is called on to be a long term starter, he falls on his face. See: McCown, Josh.

  23. Anybody but Kaepernick. Heck, I’ll Manziel, Vick, Griffin, anybody but Castro loving dude.

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