Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa’s Return Up In The Air After Suffering Rib Injury
Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills after suffering a rib injury early in the first quarter.
Facing a 4th & 2 at the Bills’ 48-yard line, Tagovailoa dropped back to pass and threw an incomplete pass intended for receiver Jaylen Waddle. However, the former Alabama standout took a brutal hit from Bills’ defensive end A.J. Epenesa after releasing the ball.
Jacoby Brissett came in to replace Tagovailoa, however, the Dolphins ended up losing 35-0.
Tua Tagovailoa was helped off of the field after the last offensive play. He is now being carted to the Dolphins locker room. pic.twitter.com/h5atY8vd89
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 19, 2021
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Tagovailoa has bruised ribs, though recent tests didn’t reveal additional cartilage damager.
His return-time is considered day-to-day.