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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The information surrounding Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and his injured left knee has gone from clear to murky in current weeks.
Tannehill sprained each the ACL and MCL in his knee throughout an early December win over the Arizona Cardinals and didn’t play once more, watching from the sidelines as backup QB Matt Moore led Miami into the NFL Playoffs for the primary time since 2008.
Throughout Miami’s run to the postseason, it was believed that Tannehill was rehabbing with the hopes of creating it again onto the sector sooner or later, however that by no means occurred.
Quick ahead a pair weeks and stories started to emerge that Tannehill was going to have one other MRI and that surgical procedure, which had been dominated out as a risk, was out of the blue again on the desk.
Properly Dolphins followers can breathe a sigh of aid, once more.
On Monday NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that Tannehill doubtless wouldn’t want a full knee reconstruction, which signifies that he might probably be prepared for coaching camp this summer time.
Tannehill is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday however based on the report, the Dolphins are assured that surgical procedure gained’t be required.
Per Rapoport, Tannehill has been strengthening his knee with rehab workouts and enjoying basketball, whereas additionally receiving remedy from Dr. James Andrews final month.
His knee has responded nicely to the exercises, the report states.
Moreover, Tannehill might journey to Germany “for a knee process referred to as Regenokine, a type of platelet-wealthy plasma remedy made well-known by Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Primarily, it takes a affected person’s blood, spins it to separate the platelets, then is re-injected into the knee,” per the report.
Whereas each the ACL and MCL suffered partial tears, the MCL has been a much bigger drawback.
Usually, MCL sprains don’t require surgical procedure.