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Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill Not Expected To Require ACL Surgery

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill‘s rehab is going so well that those involved believe he will not need a full reconstruction of his ACL this offseason.

According to Rapoport, the strengthening and rehab exercises Tannehill has been doing has left his knee is stable enough to feel confident moving forward. Although, Tannehill will undergo a “benchmark” MRI on Monday, which should offer a better idea of where he’s really at in terms of his knee.

Rapoport says that Tannehill’s MCL injury is actually giving him more issues than his ACL. Even so, Tannehill should be fine well in advance of the start of the 2017 season.

There hadn’t been much in terms of updates regarding Tannehill’s recovery from his knee and whether he would need to have surgery until now. This of, obviously, great news as a knee surgery would cost him around nine months or so and leave him in danger of missing part of the season.

Tannehill, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2012. He’s currently in the second year of his six-year, $95.272 million contract. that includes $45 million guaranteed.

Tannehill stands to make a base salary of $17.975 million for the 2017 season.

In 2016, Tannehill has appeared in 13 games and thrown for 2,995 yards while completing 67.1 percent to go along with 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 15 out of 36 qualifying players.


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