Dolphins head coach Brian Flores reveals Tua Tagovailoa practice injury, addresses status for Week 12
When the Miami Dolphins travel to the Meadowlands to face the New York Jets on Sunday, there’s a chance they could be without their rookie starting quarterback.
NFL.com reports that according to Dolphins head coach Brian Flores on Friday, Tua Tagovailoa is “questionable” for the team’s Week 12 game against the New York Jets on Sunday.
According to Flores, the former Alabama star sustained an injury to the thumb on his left hand during practice on Wednesday after he “jammed [it] on a helmet”.
If Tagovailoa is indeed able to start on Sunday, he will be tasked with turning around his fortunes after a poor showing against the Denver Broncos on Nov. 22. If he cannot start, Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was moved to a backup slot in favor of the rookie last month.
Regardless, this is an interesting scenario with the season starting to hit its latter stages. The Dolphins are 6-4, a half-game back of the Buffalo Bills for the AFC East lead. The organization has clearly gone all-in on Tagovailoa, but with a playoff berth in reach, it could make for a big decision as to who will be the man under center down the stretch.