Matt Hasselbeck reacts when Tua Tagovailoa is told that she will not be starting the Texans game because of a fractured left hand. (0:32).
According to league sources, Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins quarterback, has a minor fracture in his middle finger on his left throwing hand. He will not be starting Sunday against the Houston Texans.
According to a source Jacoby Brissett will be the Dolphins' starting quarterback on Sunday. Tagovailoa will serve as Miami's backup.
Tagovailoa had a limited week with his throws, but has made some progress. However, his finger is not yet healed enough to allow him to play against Houston.
Sources say he will likely only play in an emergency situation on Sunday. However, he is expected to wear the backup uniform because the Dolphins have no other options after quarterback Reid Sinnett was recently claimed off waivers by Philadelphia Eagles.
Tagovailoa stated that he does not know the exact time Tagovailoa sustained the injury in last week’s loss to Buffalo Bills, but believes it was during the second quarter. Although he played the entire game last week, Tagovailoa was limited to practice this week.
Sources say Tagovailoa will not be out for long-term because of the injury. Sources say that Tagovailoa will be able to return to Miami in Week 10, and Tagovailoa's status in the match against Baltimore Ravens is also in doubt.