Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill will have season-ending knee surgery, report says

Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill will have season-ending knee surgery, report says

The Miami Dolphins quarterback will undergo an operation to fix the torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the entire season, a person familiar with the decision said Friday. Before opting for reconstructive surgery, Tannehill also looked into the possibility of treatment on his left knee.

As it's been speculated since last week, Ryan Tannehill will undergo surgery to fix the damage to his twice-injured ACL on his left knee. But it all changed really quickly last week, when Tannehill went down untouched during practice.

Jay Cutler, who parted with the Chicago Bears after eight seasons, agreed to delay his fledgling network TV career and signed a $10 million, one-year contract Monday to replace Tannehill. Tannehill had repeatedly said he was not concerned about the knee or his decision to pass on surgery. The injury caused him to miss the final four contests, including the AFC Wild Card Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Tannehill initially injured the knee in December against the Arizona Cardinals, partially tearing the ACL.

In case there was any doubt, Ryan Tannehill's 2017 season is officially over.

The Dolphins signed Tannehill to a six-year, $96 million extension in May 2015 that signed him through the 2015 season. The Dolphins will turn the page and move forward with Cutler this season. According to Armando Salguero, the decision was reached after Dolphins coach Adam Gase and Tannehill were presented with several options.

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