Ryan Tannehill to Reportedly Undergo Season-Ending Surgery on Knee Injury

Ross Houston
August 12, 2017

He has made a decision to have surgery to fix a torn ACL in his left knee, reports the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

Tannehill could have elected to rest his left knee for six to eight weeks and attempt a comeback, but elected for surgery instead.

This news seemed inevitable after it was revealed that Tannehill avoided surgery on a partially torn ACL last season. Tannehill had repeatedly said he was not concerned about the knee or his decision to pass on surgery.

The 29-year-old quarterback was reportedly at the team's preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons, though he was not on the sidelines.

"One source said Thursday that, because Tannehill did not fix his partially torn ACL during the offseason, his knee was "a ticking time bomb" that was going to go off at any time", Schefter reported last week.

Days after Tannehill went down with the injury, the Dolphins lured veteran quarterback #Jay Cutler out of retirement and signed him to a one-year deal worth $10 million. Before that injury, Tannehill had never missed a game since Miami drafted him with the eighth overall pick in the 2012 draft. With Tannehill under contract for several more seasons, the job should be waiting for him next year.

Cutler reunites with his former offensive coordinator with the Bears, Adam Gase, who is now his head coach with the Dolphins. Cutler and Gase had a good rapport in Chicago, when Cutler arguably had his best season as a quarterback.

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