Miami has not made a determination as to whether it will be able to count on its quarterback for the Week 3 game.
MIAMI – The quarterback of thes Miami Dolphins, Tua Tagovailoa, is considered “day to day” due to a rib injury, the head coach reported on Monday. Brian Flores.
Tagovailoa was pulled from the defeat of Miami 35-0 against Buffalo bills Sunday after taking a hit from the defensive end of the Bills, AJ Epenesa, in the second series of the Dolphins at the match. He was taken to the dressing room soon after, and did not return. Jacoby brissett he threw for 169 yards and an interception instead.
flowers said Tagovailoa He is still experiencing “quite a bit of pain” this Monday, and undergoes further testing. Follow-up X-ray of the ribs of Tagovailoa came back negative, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
flowers also praised the toughness of Tagovailoa, going back to the hip dislocation he suffered during his final season in Alabama, in 2019. He did not say if the quarterback will play next Sunday against Las vegas raiders, but suggested that the gambling status of Tagovailoa it would depend on your tolerance for pain.
“Tua It is very hard. It is not a question, with him, “he described flowers. “He’s a tough boy, sure … Yes Tua you can play, you will. He’s the kind of guy he is. “
flowers said Tagovailoa tried to come back on Sunday against the Bills and that he hopes he can practice on Wednesday, and he even mentioned a protective vest for the second-year quarterback to mitigate the impact of the blows he may receive.
Another player who Miami hopes to have back on Wednesday is the wide receiver Will Fuller V, who missed training on Thursday and Friday for personal reasons. flowers said Fuller he was at the facility Monday and the team expects him to stay with them throughout the week.
On Friday, flowers did not go into detail on the personal issue of Fuller, but said it was a surprise. Fuller was about to debut for the Dolphins after serving a one-game suspension for the start of the season. Came to Miami in March after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Houston Texans.