Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa placed on injured reserve with fractured ribs, source says

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3:23 PM ET

  • Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN

LAS VEGAS — The Miami Dolphins have put quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on injured reserve, a league source verified to ESPN on Saturday, maintaining him sidelined for at least the team’s upcoming three online games.

Tagovailoa fractured his ribs in Miami’s reduction to the Buffalo Costs in 7 days 2 and had beforehand been ruled out of this week’s sport against the Las Vegas Raiders. The earliest he can return to the discipline now is the Dolphins’ recreation versus the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6, which will be performed in London.

He will also miss video games against the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jacoby Brissett is now penciled in as Miami’s starting quarterback for the time becoming with Reid Sinnett backing him up. Brissett has began 32 game titles in his NFL career, which include 30 for the Colts in 2017 and 2019.

Brissett, who is in his initially time with the Dolphins, has drawn praise from teammates during the 7 days for his management and working experience.

“We’ve obtained comprehensive confidence in him as we do with Tua,” broad receiver Albert Wilson stated. “We really don’t feel like we took a stage back again with him. We’re excited to have this challenge and go on to far better factors.”

NFL Community very first noted that Tagovailoa will be placed on hurt reserve.