The Miami Dolphins have been led by the surprising performance of rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill all season. However, the rookie missed his first snaps of the year after being injured early in the first quarter against the New York Jets and having to give way to backup Matt Moore. After an MRI revealed no structural damage to his knee, Tannehill has remained optimistic all week that he will be ready to play come Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Dolphins have listed Tannehill as questionable on the official injury report. Head coach Joe Philbin, during his Friday press conference, told the media, "Ryan Tannehill was limited and he will be listed as questionable on the injury report. We're going to make a decision as soon as we have enough relevant information to make a good decision. We have no timetable for that."
Tannehill has been limited in practice throughout the week, working with a knee brace and sleeve on his left leg. After the MRI results, Tannehill was diagnosed with a bruised quad and a bone bruise to his knee. While he was uncomfortable, he has never questioned whether he would be ready to play on Sunday. The real question came down to his ability to drop back after the snap, and his mobility in the pocket.
That's a question that will only be able to be answered on game day.
Joining Tannehill on the Dolphins injury report is cornerback Richard Marshall, who has been ruled out and will miss his fourth straight game. Wide receiver Brian Hartline (groin) and defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (knee) are both listed as questionable, while linebacker Karlos Dansby (biceps), quarterback Matt Moore, center Mike Pouncey (achilles), running back Daniel Thomas (elbow), and linebacker Jason Trusnik (forearm) are all probable.