Sources: Tannehill to have surgery, miss season

From ESPN - August 11, 2017

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will have reconstructive surgery on a partially torn ACL and miss the entire season, sources tell ESPN's Dan Graziano, confirming a Miami Herald report.

While Tannehill could have decided to rest the knee for six to eight weeks and try to come back from the injury again, surgery was the most viable and likely option.

Tannehill initially injured the knee in December against the Arizona Cardinals, partially tearing the ACL. It was reinjured Aug. 3, on a noncontact play, when Tannehill crumbled to the ground while scrambling in practice.

Tannehill's $17.98 million salary for this year is fully guaranteed. But only $5.53 million of his $17.48 million 2018 salary is guaranteed against injury. He has no guarantees other than that, which means the Dolphins could move on from Tannehill after this year with little financial commitment left.

The Dolphins and quarterback Jay Cutler agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal on Sunday. In May, Cutler had retired from the NFL and was hired by Fox Sports as a game analyst, but he is putting that off for a year.


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