Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa avoids serious rib injury

After taking a huge hit against Buffalo, Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa was carted off to the sidelines. (0:22).
According to ESPN, Tua Tagovailoa, the Miami Dolphins' quarterback, has not suffered a serious injury to his ribs.

The source stated that Tagovailoa's ribs were not found on follow-up Xrays. Therefore, Week 3 availability of the second-year quarterback will be determined by his tolerance for pain.

Brian Flores, the Dolphins' coach, is expected to address Tagovailoa’s situation Monday afternoon. NFL Network reported the first negative X-rays.

Tagovailoa was taken to the locker room with a rib injury following a hit by AJ Epenesa, Buffalo Bills' defensive end, during Miami's second driving.

To start the game aggressively, the Bills made Tagovailoa take four snaps, including two on Miami's first drive.

In the 35-0 loss, he was replaced by Jacoby Brissett. He completed 24-of-40 passes for 169 yards and an intercept, Flores saying Sunday that it was "not enough". This was a description he used to describe Miami's entire team.

This report was contributed by Marcel Louis-Jacques, ESPN.