Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will undergo knee surgery today, according to a report from the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero. The procedure is expected to fully repair the ACL injury Tannehill first sustained in December then re-aggravated it earlier this month. Described as a partially torn ACL, Tannehill was advised in December that he would be able to rehab the knee rather than have surgery, but now will get the reconstruction done after the second issue.
Tannehill re-injured the knee while running toward the sideline in practice. His knee buckled, then the quarterback fell to the ground and was eventually escorted off the field. He was wearing a knee brace, something he had planned to do throughout the season.
Miami signed quarterback Jay Cutler, who is expected to make his Dolphins debut in tonight’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, to replace Tannehill on the roster for this season.
Reconstructive knee surgery recovery is typically around ten to twelve months, which could put Tannehill back on the practice field between the end of the team’s offseason training program next spring and around the end of training camp next year.