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Dolphins coach Brian Flores praises QB Tua Tagovailoa’s toughness

After easing past the New England Patriots in Week 1 action, the Miami Dolphins suffered a disappointing 35-0 blowout loss against the Buffalo Bills.

The convincing defeated featured second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. He sustained a rib injury that forced him to miss much of the game. His exit from the contest created some concern regarding his status moving forward next season.

Head coach Brian Flores created much-needed clarity concerning the situation as he voiced that Tagovailoa is “day-to-day” moving forward after x-rays came back negative.


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Flores also aired that the Alabama product is still dealing with pain and soreness from the injury. However, he complimented Tagovailoa’s toughness to battle through injuries.

“Tua is very tough. It’s not a question with him,” Flores said via ESPN. “He’s a tough kid, for sure…If Tua can go, he’s gonna go. That’s just the type of kid he is.”

The 23-year-old status for Week 3 action against the Las Vegas Raiders depends on his pain tolerance for the contest. He attempted to play against the Bills, but the team elected to keep him out of action due to precautionary reasons.

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His availability may also hinge on his participation in practice, as he will have the next few days to rest and recuperate. Flores mentioned the possibility of him wearing a flak jacket to help reduce the physical strain that comes from being hit.

If Tagovailoa cannot play in Week 3, the Dolphins will turn to Jacoby Brissett, who recorded 169 passing yards with a touchdown against the Bills.

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