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.