LAS VEGAS — The Miami Dolphins have positioned quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on injured reserve, a league supply confirmed to ESPN on Saturday, protecting him sidelined for at the least the group’s subsequent three video games.
Tagovailoa fractured his ribs in Miami’s loss to the Buffalo Payments in Week 2 and had beforehand been dominated out of this week’s recreation in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders. The earliest he can return to the sphere now’s the Dolphins’ recreation in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6, which can be performed in London.
He can even miss video games in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jacoby Brissett is now penciled in as Miami’s beginning quarterback in the interim with Reid Sinnett backing him up. Brissett has began 32 video games in his NFL profession, together with 30 for the Colts in 2017 and 2019.
Brissett, who’s in his first season with the Dolphins, has drawn reward from teammates all through the week for his management and expertise.
“We have got full confidence in him as we do with Tua,” broad receiver Albert Wilson mentioned. “We do not really feel like we took a step again with him. We’re excited to have this problem and transfer on to higher issues.”
NFL Community first reported that Tagovailoa can be positioned on injured reserve.