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Dolphins Say Tagovailoa Broke Ribs, Won’t Play Vs. Raiders

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins is helped off the field in the first half of the game against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on September 19, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa has fractured ribs and won’t play Sunday when the Miami Dolphins visit the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Dolphins announced the diagnosis Wednesday, after initial tests suggested Tagovailoa was dealing with bruised ribs.

Further exams showed the fractures and the Dolphins have already decided that Jacoby Brissett will start this weekend.

It’s unclear how long Tagovailoa will be sidelined.

Dolphins coach Brian Flores did not want to offer a timetable for a potential return but said Tagovailoa is already improving.