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Dolphins ‘hoping’ for best, ‘fearing worst’ with Tannehill injury

NFL: Miami Dolphins-Training Camp Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Things may be getting ugly in South Florida today as Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill appears to have a left knee injury. The starter was scrambling during Thursday’s training camp practice and landed awkwardly in a pile of players on the sideline. He stayed on the ground getting treatment before getting up and walking to the locker room. Tannehill did not return to practice, and the Dolphins are not saying anything about his status at this time.

That does not mean there are not leaks coming out of the team’s Davie facilities. According to the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero, the Dolphins are “hoping for the best” but “fearing the worst” when it comes to Tannehill’s status.

Tannehill injured the same knee last year when he partially tore the ACL and MCL with three games remaining on the schedule. After multiple evaluations by doctors, it was determined that Tannehill did not require surgery for the injury, but a stem-cell treatment and rehab would be enough to bring him back to 100 percent. Wearing a brace on the knee, Tannehill has appeared fully recovered from the injury, but today’s situation brings up concerns about the status of the knee.

Obviously, this will continue to be the story of the day around the Dolphins, who were said to lose steam in practice after their quarterback left. More information will come out slowly as the team learns the severity of the injury to Tannehill, and we will update you as it becomes available.