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Jacoby Brissett will start as a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins against the Las Vegas Raiders, and the team will resist Tua Tagovailoa after it was confirmed that he had suffered broken ribs against the Buffalo Bills.
Final Update: 22/09/21 6:06pm
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss Sunday’s Week Three clash with the undefeated Los Vegas Raiders, head coach Brian Flores confirmed Wednesday.
Testing confirmed that Tagovailoa suffered broken ribs during last weekend’s shutout loss to the Buffalo Bills, from which the 2020 first-round pick came out after just eight plays of being hit hard by the defensive end. AJ Epenesa.
“We decided to do some more tests, we did them and we got this information,” Flores told the media. “It’s unfortunate. I don’t want to put a schedule on him. He’s taking it day by day.”
“This is a tough guy, he wants to play, he’s actually trying to play and we’re going to save him a little bit of himself in this, we’ll hold him this week and then take him week after week.”
Bills running back Devin Singletary flew through the Dolphins defense for 46-yard touchdown.
It’s an unwanted hiatus in the game for Tagovailoa amid his effort to build some rhythm with new receiving weapons at a time when he continues to face heavy scrutiny over his credentials as a long-term option.
Though questions have naturally gravitated toward Alabama’s product, the Dolphins’ porous offensive line remains the team’s most pressing concern at this time.
Jacoby Brissett will start low center against the Raiders having finished 24 of 40 passes for 169 yards and an interception after replacing Tagovailoa on Sunday.