Ryan Tannehill will wear a brace to protect his twice-injured left knee

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Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill missed the end of the 2016 season when he injured his left knee in December. He then missed the entire 2017 season when he injured the same knee in training camp. Now he thinks it’s time to protect that knee more carefully.

I’ll wear a brace,” Tannehill said, via the Sun-Sentinel. “It does nothing structurally. It’s purely to prevent what started that whole train wreck with my injury.”

But that’s just for the season, when he’s at risk of getting hit. In the non-contact Organized Team Activities going on now, Tannehill is without a brace and says he can do everything he needs to do on the field.

“I’m clear to play football, so whatever that entails I can do it,” he said. “Honestly, at this point it’s just, ‘Let it rip.’ ”

Tannehill said his left knee is feeling so good that he doesn’t even give it any thought as he’s doing his offseason work. The Dolphins hope the same can be said when that knee is braced and he’s playing for real.

27 responses to “Ryan Tannehill will wear a brace to protect his twice-injured left knee

  1. “Honestly, at this point it’s just, ‘Let it rip.’”

    *Dolphins fans everywhere start feeling lightheaded and nauseous*

  2. Ryan Tannehill: “I’m clear to play football, so whatever that entails I can do it”

    Dolphins fans disagree.

  3. Probably should wear the brace all the time even in practices,even if hlthey are non contact.
    Practice how you play right?

  4. RT17 will do just fine this season and surprise many of the doubters. He finally has a solid OL and legit TE. Not to mention someone other than Landry running 2 yard slants. If he can get back to being a threat to run the rock on option plays the entire O will be much improved.

  5. His first ACL partial tear was “healed” “rehabbed” with stem cell therapy. His doctors cleared him to play, where he then tore the ACL completely. So yes 2 injuries, same knee. As his doctors and Tannehill himself said he was ok and ready to go this time last year.

  6. finzfan49 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 11:00 am
    RT17 will do just fine this season and surprise many of the doubters. He finally has a solid OL and legit TE. Not to mention someone other than Landry running 2 yard slants. If he can get back to being a threat to run the rock on option plays the entire O will be much improved.

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    If by “fine” you mean lead the team to another mediocre disappointing season and miss the playoffs…..yeah sure….he will do just fine.

  7. nhpats says:
    May 24, 2018 at 12:30 pm
    finzfan49 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 11:00 am
    RT17 will do just fine this season and surprise many of the doubters. He finally has a solid OL and legit TE. Not to mention someone other than Landry running 2 yard slants. If he can get back to being a threat to run the rock on option plays the entire O will be much improved.

    ————

    If by “fine” you mean lead the team to another mediocre disappointing season and miss the playoffs…..yeah sure….he will do just fine.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Well you may be right but it sure is fun watching the mediocre Dolphins kick the crap out of the patriots in Miami every year. What’s your guess on the number of games the patriots will be given this year by the refs?

  8. RT17 will do just fine this season and surprise many of the doubters. He finally has a solid OL and legit TE. Not to mention someone other than Landry running 2 yard slants. If he can get back to being a threat to run the rock on option plays the entire O will be much improved………………………………………………………………………..

    Please explain to us all where this improved OL and legit TE are ..I get pumping up a rook but how do you have any idea if he’s legit in the NFL??

  9. wallabear says:
    May 24, 2018 at 11:46 am
    Like Bridgewater, Bradford, Luck, Wentz… “damaged goods”
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    Tom Brady tore his ACL in 2008. Von Miller tore his in 2013. Justin Houston tore his in 2016. Not damaged goods.

  10. I’m not certain tannehill isn’t a guy who stole the real tannehill’s identity 10 years ago and we just haven’t realized it yet. he is terrible

  11. So what. Carson Wentz will be brace dependent as well. Facts of life for most QB’s with history of knee injuries.

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