Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald spoke to sources with knowledge of Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill’s recovery from a partially torn ACL and grade 2 MCL sprain who said that he passed a battery of tests weeks ago.
According to Salguero, it was determined that Tannehill’s knee is stable and he’s now expected to be ready to go.
Salguero’s sources added that Tannehill’s knee won’t be more susceptible to a future ACL tear than if he had undergone reconstructive surgery, which is obviously a great news for both him and the Dolphins.
Tannehill is expected to be able to participate in the Dolphins conditioning program, OTAs, minicamp and training camp. He is, however, expected to play with a knee brace next season.
Tannehill, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2012. He’s currently in the third year of his six-year, $95.272 million contract that includes $45 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $17.975 million for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Tannehill 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.