Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa designated for return off injured reserve

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa designated for return off injured reserve

When the Miami Dolphins head to England to face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, they might have a familiar face under center.

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was officially designated to return to practice from injured reserve on Tuesday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.

Tagovailoa broke his ribs in a Week 2 loss against the Buffalo Bills and the initial hope was he’d be back in time for Week 6 and Tuesday’s news is the first step toward that happening. He was placed on injured reserve Sept. 25.

In Tagovailoa’s place, Jacoby Brissett has filled in for the 1-4 Dolphins.

Dolphins head coach Brian Flores had said earlier in the week that Tagovailoa was throwing and doing well, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted, so this is a good sign on the road to recovery.

While Tagovailoa is able to return to practice, his availability to play on Sunday will be determined later this week.

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