Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss at least this week’s game against the Raiders with fractured ribs. But the quarterback is apparently making steady progress in his recovery.
“He’s getting a little better every day,” Dolphins coach Brian Flores said Friday, via Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “We’re kind of in this day-to-day space and we’ll have a little bit more time to make a decision, to gather some more information.”
To this point, the Dolphins have not placed Tagovailoa on injured reserve, which would sideline him for at least three weeks. There’s a possibility Tagovailoa could come back sooner than that with pain-killing injections and the use of a flack jacket to protect his injured ribs.
“Those are all conversations that you have to have with a situation like this. I think with Tua, it’s day-to-day and we want to see how he’s doing every day,” Flores said. “Is he making improvement? And that kind of gives us a lot of the information we need to make those types of decisions.”
Miami will have Jacoby Brissett start at quarterback against Las Vegas in Week Three.