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Dolphins Not Sure If Ryan Tannehill Needs Surgery

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For the first time since 2008, the Miami Dolphins reached the postseason. Unfortunately, Miami’s stay didn’t last long as they were outclassed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Although they would’ve been underdogs regardless, it didn’t help their starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill was out.

In Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals, Tannehill sprained ligaments in his knee. However, leading up to their wild card matchup, there was some optimism Tannehill may be able to give it a go.

With the offseason in full effect in South Beach, head coach Adam Gase and company are reevaluating Tannehill’s knee that may require surgery.

“We’re still going through that process right now with the trainers, with what our next step is, where his health is, how strong is his knee,” Gase said. “We’re still collecting information, doctors are still giving us what possibly could be down the road so it’s hard for us to really pinpoint anything as of this moment right now.”

If Tannehill’s knee does indeed require surgery, expect for him to miss a healthy portion of offseason activities.

Source: Sun-Sentinel


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Mark Gunnels is an NFL columnist for Football Insiders. He has several years of experience covering the NFL and NCAA football. He's the radio color commentator for Lincoln University football. Mark's work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and Yard Barker.