Report: Ryan Tannehill’s knee healed, ready for OTAs, training camp

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Tannehill avoided surgery on his knee this winter. He’s now fully healthy and ready to participate fully in the offseason program of the Miami Dolphins.

“Numerous sources with knowledge of Tannehill’s recovery from a partially torn ACL and grade 2 sprained MCL say the Miami Dolphins quarterback weeks ago passed a battery of tests that determine the stability and functionality of his knees and that he is now ready to go.

“Even better for all involved, these sources insist, is that Tannehill will not be any more susceptible to a future ACL tear in his left knee following his completed rehabilitation than if he’d had a reconstructive surgery,” according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.

Tannehill’s recovery regimen concluded this month, per the report, and it involved him “getting adult stem cell treatment in the United States.”

Now that he’s slated to participate in the entire offseason program, the expectation will be that Tannehill will continue ascending as he gets more immersed in Gase’s quarterback-friendly system.

Miami could also make his life easier by locking up free agent receiver Kenny Stills, who was Tannehill’s go-do weapon deep down the field. It might not be easy, however, because Stills will likely test the market in free agency and could get rich this spring.

The Dolphins couldn’t possibly hear better news that this about their star quarterback.

Tannehill made significant progress working under rookie head coach Adam Gase last season. He finally started looking like the franchise quarterback Miami expected him to be. He completed 67.1 percent of his passes (a career high) for 2,995 yards with 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions before his knee injury derailed his season.