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Tua Tagovailoa fractured ribs during game vs. Bills, will miss Week 3

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss the team's Week 3 game against the Las Vegas Raiders due to fractured ribs. Dolphins coach Brian Flores confirmed Tagovailoa would miss Sunday's game, but could be back sooner than expected.

Tagovailoa experienced the injury during the team's Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Tagovailoa took a big hit while trying to convert a fourth down in the first quarter of the contest. He was carted off the field. The Dolphins lost the game 35-0.

X-rays didn't initially reveal Tagovailoa's fractures. The fractures were discovered after additional testing.

 With Tagovailoa out, Jacoby Brissett will be the team's starter.

Tua Tagovailoa with the Miami Dolphins.
Tua Tagovailoa will miss at least a week with a rib injury. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)

Tua Tagovailoa wants to play with fractured ribs

Brissett's opportunity may not last long. Despite the injury, Tagovailoa wants to play in Week 3. The Dolphins believe that's a bad idea, and will keep Tagovailoa on the sideline for at least one week. 

After that, the Dolphins will treat Tagovailoa on a week-to-week basis. It's possible he returns when the Dolphins take on the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 3.

Through two games, Tagovailoa completed 54.8 percent of his passes for 215 yards. He added one touchdown and one interception in the team's Week 1 win over the New England Patriots.

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