Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa dealing with thumb injury on throwing hand

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Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is dealing with a thumb injury on his throwing hand.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network is reporting that Tagovailoa suffered the ailment in practice after jamming his left thumb on a helmet.

#Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa jammed his left thumb on a helmet in practice today, source said. Early indications are it’s nothing serious; Miami listed him as limited on the injury report.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 25, 2020

If Tua Tagovailoa can’t play in Week 12 against the New York Jets, the Dolphins will go back to veteran gunslinger Ryan Fitzpatrick, who started the first six games of the season for Miami.

The Dolphins are coming off a bad loss in Week 11 to the Denver Broncos. Miami head coach Brian Flores, who has done a great job turning the franchise around in just his second year at the helm, actually benched Tagovailoa for Fitzpatrick late in the game.

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