Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill elects to have season-ending knee surgery

Aug 13, 2017, 00:57
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill elects to have season-ending knee surgery

Ryan Tannehill has chose to undergo surgery to fix the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, according to multiple reports Friday.

Tannehill originally injured his knee during Miami's Week 14 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals last season. The 29-year-old fell to the ground on a non-contact play when his left knee appeared to buckle.

Even before he has surgery, Dolphins head coach Adam Gase says Tannehill will be ready for the 2018 season.

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After conversations with Dolphins team staff members and doctors, Tannehill chose to have reconstructed knee surgery.

Cutler, who parted with the Chicago Bears after eight seasons, postponed retirement and his TV job, signing a $10 million, one-year contract.

Gase said it was a tough conversation to have for Tannehill. It's an extremely unfortunate turn of events for Tannehill, who many in the Dolphins organization believed was poised for a big season.

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Tannehill missed the final four games of last season with two sprained ligaments in his knee, and he reinjured it a week into training camp.

Cutler, 34, started 15 games in 2015 with Gase as his offensive coordinator, throwing for 3,659 yards with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Ryan Tannehill has decided surgery can no longer be avoided.

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Tannehill does have his flaws-including throwing at least 12 interceptions in each of his first five National Football League seasons-but he's had more positives than negatives throughout his career to this point.