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The Splash Zone 12/13/16: Ryan Tannehill Has ACL & MCL Sprain

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The Dolphins were expecting to lose Ryan Tannehill for the rest of the season after he got his MRI. By some miracle, and there's nothing else I can call it, Tannehill is not expected to require surgery on his knee after the team feared he tore his ACL. At this point, can we even argue if Tannehill is human after all the physical abuse he has taken? The Dolphins will monitor the quarterback on a week-to-week basis but it is still very unlikely he may return this season. However, as some are pointing out, if the Dolphins make the playoffs (or by week 17) there is a chance Tannehill may play again this season.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

MRI shows ACL and MCL sprain for Ryan Tannehill, but not full tear | Miami Herald
Ryan Tannehill only sprained his knee, but didn’t suffer a full ACL tear, Adam Gase told reporters Monday. He will likely surgery.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

No pressure: Adam Gase have five days to turn Matt Moore into a fine starting QB | Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, a quarterback whisperer, and new starting quarterback Matt Moore have to forge a strong bond and iron out kinks in Moore’s game before the player makes his first start against the New York Jets Saturday night.

Beware assumptions Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is indestructible man of steel | Miami Herald
I want to tell you Ryan Tannehill is SuperQB. I want to spin a yarn about him playing past years without complaint behind offensive lines that everyone knew weren’t good enough. About how for years he got hit half-a-dozen times a game, sometimes so hard he urinated blood afterward, and how he absorbed 213 sacks and always got back up.

Matt Moore believes he can get Miami Dolphins into playoffs - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
A gunslinger who isn't afraid to take chances by throwing into tight windows, Matt Moore is confident he can get the job done for the Dolphins.

Miami Dolphins respect aggressive, gunslinging QB Matt Moore | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Matt Moore wasn't around the Miami Dolphins facility early Monday as his wife was expected to give birth. It's not known exactly how many games Moore is going to start for Miami down the stretch, in all likelyhood at least two, but Moore is going to need all the time he can find to...

Dolphins Linebackers

Dolphins' Kiko Alonso on Mike Hull: "I think he played really well" | Miami Herald
Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso says his sore hamstring is feeling better and he thinks he’s going to be healthy enough to play against the Jets.

Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Mike Hull aces first test as starter - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
With the Dolphins missing several starters, they're going to need backups to step and play meaningful roles. Mike Hull did his part on Sunday.

Cardinals at Dolphins

Three Takeaways From The Cardinals Game
Dolphins analyst John Congemi shares his three takeaways from Miami’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Calais Campbell says injury to Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill unintentional | Miami Herald
Ryan Tannehill did not return to Sunday’s game after sustaining a knee injury, and reports indicate that he is out for the season with a torn ACL. None of that makes Calais Campbell, the player who injured Tannehill, feel good.

Dolphins 2016 Season

AC in the AM: Got To Somehow Now Adjust
The victory over Arizona said plenty about this team and so will how it responds after the injury to quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 12/12/16: Ryan Tannehill Likely Done For Year With Torn ACL - The Phinsider
Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Ryan Tannehill injury dominates post-game player discussions - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins beat the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, coming away with the 26-23 victory and putting themselves back into a tie for an AFC Wildcard position. The Playoffs nor the win were the...

Raw emotions from Ryan Tannehill after knee injury - The Phinsider
You could see the emotions from Ryan Tannehill when he returned to the sidelines in the fourth quarter following his knee injury.

Raingate? Bruce Arians finds it ‘kind of off’ rain fell on Cardinals offense - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins came into the 2016 season with a new head coach, a new offensive system, and a new defensive scheme. What they did not know was Adam Gase, hired to replace former head coach Joe...