The Miami Dolphins' hopes of making the playoffs may have gone up in flames today during practice.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has avoided structural damage in his injured left knee, according to NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala. He stayed on the ground at least 15 seconds before rising and slowly walking off the field.
The Miami Dolphins open up their preseason schedule against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, August 10.
In a game against the Arizona Cardinals last December, Tannehill sprained his ACL and MCL, which ended his 2016 season.
The decision on how to treat Tannehill's knee, which had a stem cell procedure, was the biggest controversy surrounding the Dolphins' offseason.
Backup quarterback Matt Moore stepped in for the remainder of practice. They drew Steelers in the Wild Card round, an unenviable draw, and their season ended after a 30-12 loss. "Anytime you see your quarterback go down, you think the worst".
Last season, Tannehill went 8-5 and threw for 2,995 yards and 19 touchdowns.