This article is part of our Injury Analysis series.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 team's decision to sign Cutler as Tannehill's 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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