Miami Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores announced during his Wednesday Media session that Dolphins starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has fractured ribs and will not play this Sunday vs the Las Vegas Raiders. Jacoby Brissett will start for the Dolphins at quarterback. Timetable for a return from fractured ribs is generally 3-6 weeks. Although each situation is different and unique. There is a chance Tua is placed on IR at some point this week meaning he has to miss at minimum 3 games.
Dolphins coach Brian Flores announces QB Tua Tagovailoa has fractured ribs and won't play this week vs the Raiders
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) September 22, 2021
Timetable for most players with fractured ribs to return is in the 2-4 week range (2 might be too optimistic though). Each situation is unique and different but this most likely is a multiple-week injury that could possbily be a month-long or so.
— DolphinsTalk.com (@DolphinsTalk) September 22, 2021
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