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Dolphins’ Adam Gase says Ryan Tannehill will play in Week 15 ‘unless something crazy happens’

Adam Gase, Ryan Tannehill

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered an ankle injury in their miraculous victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday. There was some concern that Tannehill could be limited practice and could even potentially miss the Dolphins’ next game against the Minnesota Vikings.

However, Dolphins coach Adam Gase basically guaranteed that Tannehill, who did take part in practice Wednesday, will play on Sunday “unless something crazy happens,” per Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.

Tannehill suffered the injury late in the second quarter after getting sacked. He missed a couple plays but was back after halftime.

Gase admitted Wednesday that he was “shocked” Tannehill returned to the game as his injury initially looked worse than it actually was. Thankfully for the Dolphins, Tannehill did return as he helped the Dolphins to a comeback win which culminated in the “Miami Miracle.”

Tannehill’s presence against the Vikings should be huge for the Dolphins, who are currently in the AFC playoff race fighting for that final wild-card spot. If he had missed out, Brock Osweiler would’ve had to take over once again. And as his 2-3 record as a starter this season shows, he can be hit or miss.

Tannehill has been playing some of his best football of the season since returning from a shoulder injury. In his last three games, he’s completed 69 percent of his passes for 606 yards, with eight touchdowns and just one interception with a 129.9 passer rating.

If the Dolphins beat the Vikings on the road, they finish out the season at home against the Jaguars and at the Bills.