UPDATED: According to the Dolphins, quarterback Ryan Tannehill will start on Sunday vs. the Colts.
While getting sacked last week by Jets linebacker Calvin Pace, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill hyperextended his left knee and suffered a deep thigh bruise. Luckily for Miami, an MRI showed no structural damage, meaning he possibly could play Sunday against the Colts.
According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, that's what Tannehill is planning to do as he's expected to dress and likely to start. The issue, Breer writes, is pain tolerance, and Tannehill will be monitored in pregame warmups before a final decision on his availability is made.
If not, the Dolphins should be fully confident in backup Matt Moore (in my eyes, the best backup in the league), especially after he led Miami last week to an easy 30-9 win over New York after Tannehill had to leave the game.
"[Moore] and [assistant QB coach Zac] Taylor go out on Fridays and go through the scripts to prepare him for these opportunities if in fact it does come,” offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said earlier this week. “You know when you're not expecting something to happen, it is hard to have great preparation, but obviously he has. I thought he went in and did extremely well, and he was a big part of why we won that football game.”
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