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Ryan Tannehill ruled out for Lions game with shoulder injury

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Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been ruled out Sunday versus the Detroit Lions, and the NFL has opened an investigation into how the Miami Dolphins reported his shoulder injury, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Brock Osweiler, who threw for a career-high 380 yards in a 31-28 overtime victory over the Bears, will start for the second consecutive week. Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he’s not sure whether Tannehill will be able to play at Houston on Oct. 25.

“Anything that has to do with pocket movement, footwork, things like that, he can do everything,” Gase said Wednesday. “He just can’t throw.”

ase said Monday he was “not sure” whether Tannehill faces a long-term injury, but he said he has complete confidence that the 30-year-old quarterback will play again in 2018. When asked about Tannehill’s situation, Gase quickly interjected, “Yes, he will be the starter” when he’s healthy.nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal

Regarding prominent players, particularly starting quarterbacks, the NFL routinely investigates injury reporting. The NFL will gather details of how Tannehill went from full practice participant last Wednesday and Thursday to limited participant/questionable on Friday to out on Sunday, and see whether Miami adhered to the league policy.

Tannehill was made a surprise scratch for Sunday’s game versus Chicago. The Dolphins say his right shoulder injury got “progressively worse” throughout the week.2

Gase said Monday he believes Tannehill injured his right shoulder during a Week 5 loss, on a fourth-quarter forced fumble by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap. Tannehill’s arm was hit awkwardly from behind before he completed his throwing motion, and he was on the ground for a few moments after the play.

The NFL policy says this about injury reporting: “The policy requires that teams provide credible, accurate and specific information about injured players to the league office, their opponents, local and national media, and the league’s broadcast partners each week during the regular season and postseason. The reporting process is of paramount importance in maintaining the integrity of the game.”cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

It also refers directly to the practice and game status reports, which must provide clubs and fans with an accurate description of a player’s injury status/availability and how much he participated in practice during the week.

It says this specifically about game status reporting: “Teams must notify the league, their opponent, local and national media, and the league’s broadcast partners of the status of their injured players by 4 p.m. ET the day before their next scheduled game.”

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