Tua Tagovailoa misses second straight start for Miami Dolphins due to broken finger

MIAMI -- Dolphins quarterback TuaTagovailoa was unable to make his second consecutive start on Thursday night due to a fractured bone in the left middle finger.
Jacoby Brissett was named in Tagovailoa’s place against Baltimore Ravens. Tagovailoa was still active to provide backup for Brissett.

Tagovailoa had limited practice during the week. Coach Brian Flores stated that Tagovailoa is still having trouble gripping the ball. He initially injured his finger in Miami's loss against the Buffalo Bills in week 8, but was able finish the game.

Brissett spoke to local media earlier this week and said that he would not change anything in his preparation for Thursday's match, which will be his fifth start of season.

He said, "It doesn’t matter." "Whenever my time comes, I know that I will be there and I trust in myself to get me there."

Brissett, who had participated in six of the Dolphins nine games this season, completed 64% of his passes for 1,127 yard and five touchdowns, while he also had four interceptions. On 17 carries, he had also run 64 yards and scored a touchdown.