SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Lorenzo Reyes details Ezekiel Elliot’s six-game suspension, as well as what an appeal could look like and how this impacts the Cowboys on the field.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will have surgery to repair his torn ACL and will miss the 2017 NFL season.

USA TODAY Sports’ Lindsay H. Jones confirmed the diagnosis after speaking to a person with knowledge of Tannehill’s prognosis. That person requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

The Miami Herald was the first to report the news

The decision for Tannehill to have reconstructive surgery was made Friday, according to the Herald report, and he won’t be back to the team before training camp in 2018.

Tannehill was injured on Aug. 3 during workouts when he was rolling out on a pass play. He wasn’t hit, but he was trying to outrun defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and his knee buckled.

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Tannehill missed the final four games of last season, including the playoff game the Dolphins lost at Pittsburgh, with sprained ligaments in that same knee. He didn’t have surgery and instead went through rehab and participated in offseason workouts.

The Dolphins coaxed Jay Cutler out of retirement to replace Tannehill, signing him to a 1-year, $10 million deal. Cutler had retired to be an analyst on Fox NFL broadcasts.


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