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NFL Injury Analysis: Tannehill Out; Cutler In (For Now)

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Ryan Tannehill and Jay Cutler

The first significant injury of the 2017 season has occurred with Tannehill re-injuring his troublesome left knee. Tannehill missed the final three games of last year after partially tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). He opted not to go under the knife, instead utilizing conservative treatment including stem cell treatment. However, he hyperextended the same knee in a recent practice and suffered a new partial tear. Now it seems likely that Tannehill will undergo surgery to fix the damaged ligament and will miss the entire season.

The teamís decision to sign Cutler as Tannehillís replacement is a calculated gamble. Cutler, who successfully paired with Miami head coach Adam Gase during the 2015 season, underwent surgery in December for a labrum injury in his shoulder.

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