Follow-up X-rays were negative on Tua Tagovailoa’s ribs, and the second-year quarterback’s availability for Week 3 and beyond will be determined based on his pain tolerance.
Tagovailoa was carted off to the locker room Sunday with a rib injury after taking a hit from Buffalo Bills defensive end AJ Epenesa during Miami’s second drive.
#Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa suffered bruised ribs, source said. X-rays were negative, but he’s in a lot of pain. MRI tomorrow.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 19, 2021
#Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa underwent further tests this morning on his bruised ribs and my understanding is those didn’t reveal any major issues. X-rays were negative. So it’ll be about pain tolerance and functionality moving forward. #Raiders await Sunday in Las Vegas.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 20, 2021