Dolphins Say Tagovailoa Broke Ribs, Won’t Play Vs. Raiders
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.
With Tua Tagovailoa out Sunday vs. the Raiders, Jacoby Brissett will start for the Dolphins and Reid Sinnett will backup. https://t.co/Ln9QreIs7v
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2021
It’s unclear how long Tagovailoa will be sidelined.
One game at a time ⏳ pic.twitter.com/tW5kQ00h1Q
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 22, 2021
Dolphins coach Brian Flores did not want to offer a timetable for a potential return but said Tagovailoa is already improving.