Report: Tua Tagovailoa could miss multiple games
It has been a rough week for Tua Tagovailoa. The former Alabama standout was benched last Sunday in his team’s loss to the Denver Broncos. Miami Dolphins Brian Flores had said Tagovailoa was still his starting quarterback, but an injury could now keep Tagovailoa sidelined for at least one game.
Tagovailoa injured his thumb in practice this past week. Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network shared that Tagovailoa has officially been ruled out of Miami’s game against the New York Jets (after previously being listed as “questionable” and then “doubtful”) and may not be back for the Dolphins’ next game.
“Here in Jersey, Tua Tagovailoa will be out today for the Dolphins after suffering that thumb injury in practice the other day,” Garafolo said in an NFL Network segment. “Now, I’m told there’s nothing broken in there, but there has been swelling and there is weakness right there in his thumb. That’s why he won’t play today. Could be a multi-game absence. But really, no way of telling. As of right now, they need to see how Tua does in practice next week.”
After starting 3-0 as Miami’s QB1, Tagovailoa suffered his first loss as the starter last week. The first-round pick out of Alabama has appeared in 5 games and is 60-of-97 passing for 602 yards and 6 touchdowns with no interceptions.