Tankersley (knee) will miss the rest of the 2018 season with a torn ACL, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Tankersley cropped up on the injury report Thursday with the knee issue, but there was no indication it was a severe injury as he was still a limited practice participant. The 24-year-old has played only 29 defensive snaps this season, so the Miami defense is unlikely to feel a major impact as a result of his absence.
Tankersley was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Tankersley is a surprise addition to Miami's injury report after having participated in practice without issue to begin the week, and should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets due to a knee issue. Tankersley has played only 29 defensive snaps this season, all of which came in Week 6, so the Dolphins' defense likely wouldn't suffer if the second-year pro were to miss any time.