Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will undergo reconstructive surgery on a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and miss the entire season, multiple outlets reported Friday.
Tannehill, who missed the final four games of last season with two sprained ligaments in his knee, reinjured it a week into training camp on August 3.
Tannehill suffered the injury while taking a tumble in practice last week.
Tannehill's $17.98 million salary for this year is fully guaranteed.
The 29-year-old initially injured his knee against the Arizona Cardinals in December, partially tearing the ACL. Although Miami prepared for the worst with Tannehill's situation by signing Jay Cutler, the loss McMillan of is a huge blow to a defense that has already lost Koa Misi to injured reserve with a neck injury. Now it appears that knee injury will end Tannehill's 2017 National Football League season before it even begins.
Cutler will now fill in for Tannehill while Matt Moore remains to the backup on the depth chart for the Dolphins.
But the year before, 2015, had been arguably Cutler's best statistically with 3,659 passing yards, a 64.6 completion percentage, and 21 touchdowns against 11 interceptions.
Miami expects Tannehill to return in 2018 and compete for, if not immediately reassume, its starting quarterback job. For the optimists out there, Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was the Bears' offensive coordinator that season.
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