Tua Tagovailoa had his first “welcome to the NFL” moment last Sunday, as the Miami Dolphins benched him for Ryan Fitzpatrick due to his inadequate play on the field. The Alabama product is hoping to redeem himself this Sunday, but that’s if he’s even allowed to suit up.
On Wednesday, the Dolphins listed Tagovailoa on their injury report with a thumb injury. According to NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero, the rookie quarterback jammed his left thumb on a helmet during practice.
The early indications are that Tagovailoa’s injury is nothing serious. However, this will be something to monitor as the week progresses.
Fortunately for the Dolphins, they have an extremely favorable matchup this weekend with the New York Jets.