Breaking: Dolphins Ryan Tannehill will not need surgery

The Miami Dolphins got a scare of a lifetime on Sunday when Ryan Tannehill went down late in the 3rd quarter and it was assumed almost immediately that he would be out with an ACL tear.

Media from the local’s to those on ESPN and NFL Network quickly reported that “sources” had confirmed that Tannehill had indeed tore his ACL or at worst that the team “feared” he had. Even Adam Gase told reporters that it didn’t look good.

Today, the Dolphins found out that their quarterback does not have a tear and will not need surgery.

The news is obviously good for the Dolphins and Tannehill but there are still a lot of questions. Specifically when he will be able to return. Gase made it clear that it will be “more than one game” but that still leaves a wide-open timetable for return.

If Tannehill can not return this season he will be 100% ready for the start of off-season workouts as well as training camp. Tannehill has become a leader on the offense and continues to improve in that area. After his injury on Sunday it was clear by the mood of the other players how much they respect and support him.

With no surgery and no full tear it becomes a waiting game.

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