Dolphins expect more clarity on Tagovailoa, Mostert week

Dolphins expect more clarity on Tagovailoa, Mostert week

MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins they have several injury questions heading into Sunday’s game against the wild card Buffalo Billsthe biggest of which focuses on the quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Coach Mike McDaniel said Monday that Tagovailoa has yet to play football after entering concussion protocol on Dec. 26. The team hopes to get more clarity on his status by Wednesday, according to McDaniel, who added that there hasn’t been. setbacks and that the quarterback is in good spirits despite losing Miami’s final two regular season games.

There is no official timeline on Tagovailoa’s return, as McDaniel has reiterated multiple times over the past two weeks that the Dolphins will take things day by day with the QB, as advised by medical professionals.

“When he’s allowed to make plans, he’ll coach,” McDaniel said. “Until then, I’m not doing anything.”

Beginner Skylar Thompson started at quarterback against the Dolphins New York Jets In Week 18, he snapped a five-game losing streak with a playoff win.

McDaniel said the 2022 seventh-round pick had some bumps and bruises in the competition, but between Thompson and the veteran he was short of naming a starter. Teddy BridgewaterHe suffered a dislocated pinkie finger in Week 17 but progressed enough to be active as a backup last week.

running back Raheem MostertThe status of this Sunday’s game is also unclear. He broke his thumb in the win against the Jets, leaving the game in the second half and leaving the stadium with a key in his hand.

McDaniel said he believes Mostert’s thumb surgery is scheduled for Monday.

“It’s a serious injury, it’s hard to know if he’ll be able to play this week,” McDaniel said. “I’ve never pitched anything more than Raheem Mostert… but the broken thumb is significant.”

Pro Bowl left tackle Terron Armstead He has lost Miami’s last two games, and his status for Sunday is also questionable. The same goes for live behavior Brandon ShellVictory left on Sunday with knee and ankle injuries and did not return.

The Dolphins and Bills split the regular season series and are meeting in the playoffs for the first time since 1998 – the Dolphins won 24-17.

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