UPDATE: Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network and Omar Kelly from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel are reporting that an MRI on Tannehill’s knee showed no structural damage, just a hyperextension. Tannehill may miss a couple of days of practice, but the worst-case scenario has been avoided.
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According to James Walker of ESPN, Tannehill fell awkwardly on the sideline while scrambling and didn’t get up; trainers tended to him, looking at his left knee, before taking him off the field and inside the team facility.
Tannehill has been wearing a brace on his left knee after spraining the ACL and MCL in the joint toward the end of last season. The quarterback and the Dolphins dodged a major bullet with that injury, as Tannehill didn’t require surgery, only rest and rehab.
Miami coach Adam Gase was not scheduled to address media after the morning’s practice; offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen did meet with reporters immediately after practice, but offered no information. Christensen said he “hopes” Tannehill’s injury isn’t serious, but had no details.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing a source, tweeted that the Dolphins are “concerned” about Tannehill’s knee.
Tannehill started 13 games last season before missing the final three and the playoffs with his ACL/MCL injury; in his first year with Gase, who is known for his work with quarterbacks, he had a career-best 67.1 completion percentage.
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