Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s recovery from a knee injury is on track and he is expected to be available to participate in training camp and be fully ready to play the 2017 season, without surgery.
Doctors are satisfied that a decision to bypass surgery and focus on rehabilitation was a good one, according to league source.
Tannehill’s knee is considered stable. Tannehill’s recovery did include stem cell treatment.
At the Senior Bowl last month, Dolphins Executive Vice President Mike Tannenbaum declined to delve into specifics.
“I don’t think we want to put any timelines on it,” Tannenbaum said. “Every player recovers differently from procedures. We wanted to take the benefit of knowing that we have no more games to play to try to get as much information as we can and make the best decision at the appropriate time.”
Tannehill suffered the injury Dec. 11 and missed the remainder of the season. Matt Moore started Miami’s playoff game loss at Pittsburgh.
One important storyline for the spring and summer will be Tannehill’s mobility. Coach Adam Gase was able to capitalize on Tannehill’s athleticism, using a variety of designed roll-outs.
In his first year under Gase, Tannehill completed a career-high 67.1 percent of his passes and finished 11th in the NFL with a 93.5 passer rating.
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