Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa Out vs. Raiders with Rib Injury; Jacoby Brissett Will Start

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Due to fractured ribs, Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins quarterback, will be unable to play against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.

Brian Flores, the head coach, indicated that Tagovailoa could be out for longer than this week because of the injury.

After throwing four passes, the southpaw was forced to leave Miami's 35-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. Flores confirmed that he had sustained a rib injury and was now day-to-day.

Tagovailoa was high on the agenda for 2021.

As a rookie, he threw for 1,814 yard, 11 touchdowns, and five interceptions. His recovery from a dislocated right hip and the COVID-19 pandemic limited his work before 2020, so it was only natural that he would be more productive this year.

Tagovailoa completed 54.8 per cent of his passes in two starts while accumulating 215 yards passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

Jacoby Brissett, who replaced him last Sunday, will now be in charge of the offense.

The 28-year old started two seasons for the Indianapolis Colts. He didn't do well but he didn't excel. He had an 84.6 passer rating, threw 31 TDs and 13 INTs, and compiled an 11-19 record. Flores may have to rely more on the running game for now.