As we reported yesterday, Tannehill was battling an ankle injury during yesterday's game and even missed some time but did return. It's a tough matchup for Week 15 on the road in Minnesota but the Dolphins are battling for their playoff lives.
Tannehill stayed down briefly before walking off under his own power. He had a noticeable limp, appearing to favor his right foot or ankle. But, he was the first Dolphins player out of the locker room, and after testing out the injury during a brief warm-up, returned to the game. He finished the game with three TDs.
Via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Dolphins coach Adam Gase said his starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill was able to throw without pain before Sunday’s game. Tannehill took a week off from throwing, and felt good after making a few throws.
“That was the start of their throwing progression after so many off,” Gase said. “It seemed like it went well. It’s not like he’s out there throwing 60-yard throws. They have a progression of how they want to do it. They said it was a good first step and he felt good. So that’s a positive.”
Tannehill has missed the last five games with a capsule injury. The best case scenario would be him returning against the Colts on Nov. 25, but first he’d have to get through some practices, which resume next Monday.