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Ryan Tannehill MRI results may not be as good as thought

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NFL: Miami Dolphins-Training Camp Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

A couple of hours ago, things seemed to be signaling good results for the Miami Dolphins and quarterback Ryan Tannehill on the MRI of the quarterback’s left knee. Tannehill appeared to have his knee buckle when running to the sideline during Thursday’s training camp practice. The knee is the same one Tannehill injured last year, an injury that included a partially torn ACL, but was deemed not to need surgery.

The initial MRI reports indicated that the results showed no new damage to Tannehill’s knee, though the team was still expected to ease Tannehill back in order to ensure he was given time to fully recover from the issue. The Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero writes it is not as simple as it initially seemed, however.

Salguero writes:

Ryan Tannehill’s MRI this afternoon to determine the extent of his new left knee injury proved inconclusive, requiring further study, and all options remain on the table per multiple sources.

That means that in the worst-case scenario, it could still be determined that Tannehill needs surgery on his left knee. It could also mean, however, that the quarterback could once again avoid surgery and find a way to get back on the field this season.

So, it seems the Dolphins and Tannehill are not quite out of the danger zone yet. And, as fans, we just have to keep waiting and hoping.