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Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Ryan Tannehill Out For 2017 With Surgery On ACL

Ryan Tannehill Out For 2017 With Surgery On ACL

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (ACL) will undergo knee surgery and be placed on injured reserve according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Going under the knife this early means he should be a full-go for camp next season.

The 29-year-old Tannehill will undergo reconstructive surgery on a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

After conversations with Dolphins team staff members and doctors, Tannehill made a decision to have reconstructed knee surgery.

Miami will have a hard decision to make after this season.

With the Dolphins, he'll be reunited with Adam Gase, Miami's head coach who helped Cutler to his most efficient season while serving as Chicago's offensive coordinator in 2015.

Gase added that Tannehill is handling the situation well and is doing whatever he can to assist new Dolphins signal-caller Jay Cutler.

Cutler will now fill in for Tannehill while Matt Moore remains to the backup on the depth chart for the Dolphins.

Tannehill completed 67.1 percent of his passes a year ago, throwing for 2,995 yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions with a career-best 93.5 passer rating in 13 games.

Tannehill will miss the entire 2017 campaign after tearing his ACL in training camp.

Tannehill will have a tough and possible long rehab ahead of him.

Tannehill does have his flaws-including throwing at least 12 interceptions in each of his first five National Football League seasons-but he's had more positives than negatives throughout his career to this point.

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