The Miami Dolphins lost a valuable weapon of Ryan Tannehill’s last year when slot receiver Brandon Gibson went down untouched with a torn patellar tendon. It removed a player from the roster and sent Gibson into rehab. Normally, recovery would take a little more than six months to fully recover but Gibson is sure he will be ready for the start of camp.
Gibson told ESPN that he is already jogging and that he fully believes he will be ready come week one.
“The important thing is to not overstress your patellar tendon; It’s involved in everything you do, really,” Gibson said. “It connects a lot, your knee and your quad. So I basically was on bed rest for a while, a couple months. The only thing I was doing was just rehabbing and little bit of upper-body work. You don’t want to cause too much heavy stress on your knee, but I’m slowly getting into things.”
Gibson will need to get healthy as he will likely face a position battle when he does return. Rishard Matthews stepped in for Gibson last year and played well. The Dolphins are also rumored to have interest in adding another WR VIA the draft in May. They recently signed Damien Williams formerly of the Tennessee Titans. Gibson played well in the seven games he saw action in. He caught 30 passes for over 300 yards and was a reliable outlet receiver for Tannehill.