During a practice play at the Miami Dolphins training camp earlier today, starting Quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered an apparent, no contact leg injury. His condition is still unknown at this time. What is known is, that Tannehill was able to make it off the field under his own power. It has also been said by the Dolphins that, “no structural damage has been done to his knee”. The Dolphins released that statement after conducting a M.R.I. on the starting QB after the injury.
With that, medical experts have noted that Tannehill may not be out of the woods just yet. As more details surface about the injury Tannehill suffered, it will become easier to speculate what the full extent of the injury really is. I have seen the video and it appeared to be a very serious injury as it happened. In the video I saw, Tannehill looked like he could’ve injured his ACL even. Though the reports the Dolphins have put out indicate no such injury.
One thing is for certain about the injury. Dolphin fans, team, and staff and probably the QB himself all had a flash of fear go though them when Tannehill went down. Tannehill has been walking around since the injury, but was seen entering the team’s medical facility after hours. With the injury happening to the same leg he injured last year, the Dolphins are extra cautious about this one. The questions for Miami, do they replace Tannehill sooner rather than later and with who? And if not, how do they keep him from getting hurt?
By: Nathan Walker