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Tannehill knee injury possibly PCL according to report; Updated with Dolphins ruling out PCL

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The Miami Dolphins are awaiting MRI results on the left knee of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who sustained a non-contact injury on Thursday during the team’s training camp practice. Tannehill was rolling to his right on a play during 11-on-11 drills, when, as he approached the sideline, he appeared to hop once after planting his left leg, then fall to the ground. He was briefly treated on the sideline before he walked under his own power to the locker room.

The Dolphins have not made a statement about Tannehill’s injury, other than offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen saying he did not know the extent of the issue. According to a report from the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero, the Dolphins know Tannehill hyperextended the knee, but do now know to what extent there is damage.

Salguero adds that a “source close to Tannehill said there is a possibility of posterior cruciate ligament damage.” If all that is damaged in the injury is the PCL, Tannehill would not require surgery and would just need time to recover. Salguero states that a PCL sprain could take anywhere from two to eight weeks to recovery, depending on the severity of the injury.

UPDATE: Salguero has updated his article stating that the Dolphins have ruled out PCL damage as the issue.

The Dolphins open the regular season in just over five weeks.

The knee is the same one Tannehill injured last year, which caused him to miss the final four games of the Dolphins season, regular and post. Tannehill wears a knee brace on that leg in order to better protect it, but his knee was fully cleared for football activities and the quarterback has said he is 100 percent healthy.