Former Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill was forced to leave Miami Dolphins training camp practice Thursday with an apparent leg injury.
Tannehill, who is coming back from a left knee injury suffered last December, sustained a non-contact injury while landing awkwardly after scrambling to the sideline during team drills, according to The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson.
Tannehill remained on the ground for nearly 15 seconds before getting up and walking gingerly to the locker room without an obvious limp, per Jackson. The sixth-year quarterback was forced to miss Miami’s final three regular-season games and its postseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering ACL and MCL injuries to his left knee. It’s unclear which knee Tannehill injured, Jackson reports.
Tannehill amassed 5,450 passing yards, 42 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions while at Texas A&M.
What Ryan Tannehill’s potential injury means for the Dolphins:
The Dolphins haven’t provided an official update on Tannehill’s status. But Matt Moore assumed the first-team duties with Tannehill in the locker room. In fact, Jackson reports Moore threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills shortly after replacing Tannehill.
Moore proved last season he’s capable of holding the fort in Tannehill’s absence. He went 2-1 while relieving Tannehill to close the regular season and threw for 721 yards, 8 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. However, Moore was overmatched against the Steelers in the playoffs. Moore can hold his own, but Miami’s offensive upside would be drastically limited with him under center.
The Dolphins haven’t had much luck on the injury front early in camp, as starting tailback Jay Ajayi was diagnosed with a concussion Wednesday.
Miami also has Brandon Doughty and David Fales at quarterback.
We will continue to update this story as more details emerge.
This story first appeared on All22 by Matt Barbato.