Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins

Dolphins preparing for Tua Tagovailoa not to play against Jets

The Miami Dolphins have fallen into a tough spot. They’re vying for the playoffs amid the health situation concerning quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

The Dolphins are continuing to monitor the matter. Meanwhile, it’s put the team’s quarterback position in flux ahead of the regular-season finale against the New York Jets.

 

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Head coach Mike McDaniel voiced that Miami will prepare both Teddy Bridgewater and Skylar Thompson to play against the Jets.

“I haven’t even thought about [Tagovailoa’s] playing status. It’s about him getting healthy each and every day,” McDaniel said via ESPN. “And so I can’t really even factor him into any sort of equation until we’re ready to broach that. It’s just really a situation of, at this point in the week — Monday and Tuesday game prep — I’ll be preparing for both Skylar and Teddy, and then proceed as the week progresses.”

The Dolphins are adhering to the medical concerns around Tagovailoa, which will likely keep him out of Sunday’s game. He is recovering from his third concussion this season, which alone should create a significant pause on resuming playing football again in the 2022 campaign.

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Bridgewater is also dealing with a right pinkie finger injury after dislocating it while making a tackle after an interception against the Patriots. Bridgewater will likely attempt to play through the injury, but it could put Thompson in line to start.

The Dolphins are in a tough position with their playoff fate out of their hands, needing the Patriots to falter against the Buffalo Bills in Week 18 action.

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