Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered a left knee injury during a non-contact play at the team’s Thursday practice.
The incident occurred during the Dolphins’ first 11-on-11 session when Tannehill took the ball from under center and scrambled to the right. While sprinting to the sideline and past the first-down marker, his knee appeared to buckle and he immediately fell to the ground in obvious pain. He walked off the field under his own power and was escorted to the practice facility by team trainers, who evaluated him.
Watch a video of the play below:
Team officials said Tannehill underwent an MRI on his knee afterward, and it was determined that although he hyperextended it, there appears to be no structural damage.
“We’re just praying for him,” tight end MarQueis Gray said to reporters after the practice. “Anytime you see your quarterback go down, you think the worst.”
This is the second time in as many years Tannehill has suffered a scary knee injury.
Last season in a Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals, Tannehill suffered an ACL and MCL injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the season. Tannehill decided not to have surgery and instead had stem cell treatment to repair the injury.
“Everything is good and strong and I shouldn’t have any issues,” Tannehill said in an interview with the Miami Herald. “I did a lot of research and finding options that were available to me and finding what fit. I spent a lot of time researching and talking to people who are familiar with all the different types of treatments. That seemed to be the best fit for the injury that I had.”
Tannehill was drafted No. 8 overall by the Dolphins out of Texas A&M in the 2012 NFL Draft. His best statistical season was in 2014, when he completed 66.4 percent of his passes for 4,045 yards and a career-high 27 touchdowns.