Ryan Tannehill’s capsule injury likely keeps him out at least another game

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Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has a capsule injury in his throwing shoulder, via multiple reports. The diagnosis was revealed Friday after speculation surfaced about why Tannehill remains out.

Brock Osweiler will start his fourth consecutive game in place of Tannehill, who was injured on a hit by Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap in Week Five.

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports Tannehill’s availability for next week’s game against the Packers is “very much in doubt.” The Dolphins then have their open date in Week 11.

The Dolphins maintain that rest, not surgery, is the best course of action and insist Tannehill will return at some point this season.

Tannehill has resumed throwing, with the team listing him as limited in practice all this week.

He is 3-2, completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 972 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions.

26 responses to “Ryan Tannehill’s capsule injury likely keeps him out at least another game

  1. If this injury is remotely anything like the ACL the teams Dr’s
    proclaimed to the world that he just needed rehab & DIDN’T need surgery on –
    I hope Tannehill has a second opinion by a MD NOT affiliated with Miami being scheduled !

  2. Tannehill is a great quarterback when he has the line and his weapons playing well for him. His recent 10-1 winning streak is proof of that. But when things don’t go well when he is under pressure and the game is put on his shoulder to win, he is as bad as they come. One thing I can say though is this kid is tough. He was on record setting pace for getting sacked since he entered the league but I think it’s starting to take a toll on him. Hopefully he plays well when he returns and we draft a quarterback next year to groom.

  3. Oh man, physical therapist here– I’ve always liked Tannehill, but that is not something you want to hear. In laymens’ terms, the shoulder capsule, or bursa, prevents the bones in the shoulder from coming into contact with each other and allows us to move our shoulders safely in three dimensions. Even if he’s ok to play in a week or two, and he should be, bursa strain will get worse over time and the resultant shoulder and rotator cuff damage could seriously damage his longevity as a professional quarterback. (or however much he had in the first place)

  4. The Dolphins are the one team whose loss of the starting quarterback always results in better QB play from the backups.

    This is the 3rd year in a row Turnoverhill has missed many games, hopefully this team doesn’t bring him back in 2019 and pay him 27M however i would not be surprised with the brilliant moves from this organization.

  5. Tannehill makes $18.750 mil in 2019.
    Thats not grossly overpaid provided he’s able to play 16 games.
    In 2020 he make 19.5MM

    The bonus is a sunk cost and doesn’t figure into if you want to keep him or not.

    He missed the end of 2016 when the Dolphins made the playoffs.
    He missed all of 2017.
    He’ll miss at least a third of 2018.

  6. I think it’s finally time to draft a replacement for Ryan this off-season. If he’s not being his inconsistent self, then he’s injured. He’s always had potential but at this point I think he’s just holding the ‘fins back.

  7. I was a big defender of Ryan Tannehill because I thought he never had any stability around him (poor offensive line play, continuous coaching changes) to show that he can be a productive quarterback in the NFL. On one particular play against the Bengals on the Dolphins first drive in the second half, he had an opportunity on third down to run three yards for the first down and move the chains close to midfield and keep their feeling deflated, but instead he tried to make a big play by throwing the ball down the field to a well covered Kenny Stills. The game snowballed from that point on and I was finally convinced the haters were right about him. He’s too inconsistent to be a good quarterback in the NFL.

  8. It’ll be interesting to see what Brock does with these next two games (Jets and Packers). It could decide his future in the NFL. He has to play well. The defense winning games won’t help him going forward. Personally, I hope he plays well enough to Take Tanne’s job. He’d have to light it up for that to happen, and that would be fun to watch.

    Go Phins…
    Fins up!

  9. The Dolphins have wasted the last 7 years on a converted WR trying to be an NFL quarterback.

    when many of us realized Tannehill wasn’t the answer after a couple years we were called haters and it was always everyone else’s fault for his failures.

    now most Dolphin fans are coming to realize we were right all along. Trust me, I did not want to be right and wanted him to prove me wrong but he is what he is, a below average Quarterback at best.

  10. To truthfully Dolphin
    You act like you’re a Dolphins fan but all you do is belittle the team and quarterback Tannehill by far is top 10 quarterback in the NFL open your eyes the team stinks the coaching staff stinks the training staff is awful that’s why everybody is always hurt get some knowledge into this team before you always make your stupid comments switch teams.

  11. Truthfully is a total broken record. How many times can you read Turnoverhill until you want to just throw up. Come up with some new material .. seen it already 50,000 times.

  12. reddobe says:
    November 3, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Tannehill by far is top 10 quarterback in the NFL

    ——————
    You can’t possibly be serious

  13. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    November 3, 2018 at 12:22 pm
    I wish my fellow Dolphins fans would get as angry with the QB play as they do with me telling the honest truth about it.

    Maybe the poor QB play is my fault too?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Poor QB is not your fault. What is your fault is the shallow analysis and purposeful baiting with language designed to anger fans. That means you are, by definition, a troll. You incessantly use terms like Turnoverhill and keep saying he is a converted WR because it makes you feel special or something but in reality is that “special” seems more like the mentally challenged version or supreme immaturity. You are rarely correct. You claim to be stating the honest truth but that is itself untrue. Tannehill is NOT a converted WR. He was a young QB buried in the depth chart at Tex A&M and he learned to play WR in order to get on the field. Rather than see that as a positive, you choose to use it as a false narrative because it means you get to seem somewhat credible to those like you who do not bother to look deeper into any scenario. Is Tannehill a great QB? No. Can the Dolphins win with him? Absolutely. If you keep waiting for Marino 2.0 to take the helm you will likely be waiting quite a long time. Why not try to support the team’s positive qualities rather than looking for every possible negative factor, of which there are many, just so you can be “THAT guy”? Give it a rest. Criticism is fine but not when it is all you seem capable of. It just makes you seem more shallow and ignorant. Try harder.

  14. Truth just crawled out his hole to spew the same message over and over just like Groundhog Day.
    Give it rest brah. Tannehill is near the bottom of the list that needs immediately addressed.

  15. indiapalealeblog says:
    November 3, 2018 at 12:42 am
    Tannehill makes $18.750 mil in 2019.
    Thats not grossly overpaid provided he’s able to play 16 games.
    In 2020 he make 19.5MM

    The bonus is a sunk cost and doesn’t figure into if you want to keep him or not.

    He missed the end of 2016 when the Dolphins made the playoffs.
    He missed all of 2017.
    He’ll miss at least a third of 2018.

    ×××××××××

    In 2019 Tannehill cap hit will be 26.6mil

    So starting with that some truth and baseline, do you pay Ryan Tannehill that kinda money while having to rebuild your offensive and defensive fronts?

  16. Thill is in bad spot right now. Nasty shoulder injury in his throwing arm and coming back from a long layoff with little (5 games) of live action in 2 seasons. Add that to a fan base that has so little patience from losing for so long and even I feel for this guy. Yes, he should be asked to take less money next year and yes we need to draft a QB. I’m just not ready to kick him to the curb … not yet.

  17. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    November 3, 2018 at 9:32 am

    The Dolphins have wasted the last 7 years on a converted WR trying to be an NFL quarterback.

    I am so tired of hearing this line. He is NOT a converted WR! He went to Texas A&M as a QB. They had “Johnny Football”. RT wanted to play and ASKED for time at WR. I am not defending his QB skills, just to say that like him or not, the dude is a football player. In the age of other players transferring or pouting about not playing, this guy stepped up to help his team. Perhaps his best value to the fins would be in a Crash Jensen role. Jensen was another QB that just wanted to play. He made quite a career out of it.

  18. Critical game tomorrow. Stopping the Jets running game will be more important than stopping Darnold. Jets run they win. Fins stop the run they win. Sounds simple…it won’t be.

  19. beachsidejames says:
    November 3, 2018 at 4:08 pm
    Yes, he should be asked to take less money next year and yes we need to draft a QB. I’m just not ready to kick him to the curb … not yet

    This makes sense, lets kindly ask the 7 year QB failure to possibly accept less money in 2019 (btw he won’t get that amount or anything even close anywhere else) and if we’re lucky enough and he accepts and possibly stays healthy then maybe, just maybe he can produce another 7-9 season and the future will look bright!

    You Turnoverhill apologist are beyond delusional, its over, accept it, the experiment failed. You would want him on the Dolphins roster till age 50 just seeing if maybe someday he’ll get it.

    He still can’t read defenses
    Has no pocket awareness
    Has no accuracy
    Cannot win meaningful games

    The Dolphins should have just stayed with Chad Henne over all these years, the results would have been about the same and they would have saved about $75M in cap space.

  20. Truthfully forgot to mention RT won 9 of the last 12 games that he was the starter. Thank you though for reminding me of how good you think Chad Henne is.

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