Ryan Tannehill is not made from the same stuff that composes you and me. Scientists may want to study the man’s DNA to see what they can learn from him. Through five years of his professional career, it took a severely sprained knee for the 2012 first-round pick of the Miami Dolphins to miss any playing time - and even then there were constant reports that he might make it back any week.
On Thursday, the same knee that caused him to miss those games at the end of the 2016 season appeared to jeopardize Tannehill’s sixth season in the league, but it might not be as bad as it looked:
Sigh of relief for #Dolphins. Member of org says no structural damage for Ryan Tannehill, knee same now as in am.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) August 3, 2017
While no structural damage for Ryan Tannehill, member of org says it DID buckle and so #Dolphins have to think how to proceed after scare.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) August 3, 2017
Of course, #Dolphins Ryan Tannehill may still miss some time after this tweak, member of org says. But def not worst case scenario right now— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) August 3, 2017
The knee buckling and the Dolphins having to “think” how to move forward with Tannehill, even the possibility that he “may still miss some time” is a lot better than where everyone thought the Dolphins were just a couple of hours ago. Tannehill may not take part in some of training camp, may miss some preseason games, even if the knee takes into the regular season to fully heal, the Dolphins appear to not be in a need to figure out their plan B for the season when it comes to their quarterback,
And seriously, someone start studying Tannehill’s DNA.