Late last night, the South Florida powerhouse known as Five Reasons Sports, dropped a bombshell regarding everyone’s favorite quarterback, Ryan Tannehill. The report states that Ryan Tannehill is “highly unlikely” to play on Sunday, and will be reevaluated after 2-3 weeks of rest and rehab.
***REPORT*** @3YardsPerCarry and @5ReasonsSports have learned from multiple sources that quarterback Ryan Tannehill is highly unlikely to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, as part of a 2-3 week evaluation period.— Three Yards Per Carry (@3YardsPerCarry) October 17, 2018
According to the report, the injury is unrelated to the one Tannehill suffered vs the Raiders back in Week 3. Instead, this most recent injury occurred vs the Cincinnati Bengals, and although initially feared to be a significant Labral injury, should heal over time.
According to sources, while the Dolphins feared a significant Labral Injury as recently as Friday, further evaluation has determined that Major Invasive Surgery is not necessary at this time, and rest/rehab is the current course of action to see if strength returns.— Three Yards Per Carry (@3YardsPerCarry) October 17, 2018
Brock Osweiler is set to start his second consecutive game for Adam Gase’s Dolphins. And after last week’s performance—in which he led the Dolphins to an improbable victory—things could be a lot worse than originally expected.
The Dolphins put up 541 yards of offense vs Chicago’s number 1 ranked defense, and Osweiler completed 28/44 for 380 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. If he can have a repeat performance vs Detroit on Sunday, Miami may have to think twice about whether or not Tannehill is the team’s starting QB moving forward.
If Ryan Tannehill is unable to go Sunday, his status for next Thursday’s game vs the Texans could be in doubt. Which would set up a Brock Osweiler revenge game vs the team that shelled out 4 years, $72-million a few seasons ago.
One thing is for certain, no matter who is the Dolphins quarterback in the immediate future, these next few games could define their season.
This article was written by Josh Houtz. Follow him on Twitter!