Tagovailoa day-to-day with rib injury, could play Week 3
The sophomore passer left Sunday's loss to the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter while trailing 7-0 and did not return.
Tagovailoa is still in a lot of pain and will undergo more tests, Flores said. However, his X-rays came back negative and he avoided any additional injury or cartilage damage, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. If he's available, Tagovailoa will play in Week 3 against the Las Vegas Raiders.
"If Tua can go, he's gonna go. That's the kind of kid he is," Flores said, per ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques.
He was 1-for-4 for 13 yards in his two drives against Buffalo. Backup Jacoby Brissett finished the game, going 24-for-40 for 169 yards and an interception in the 35-0 defeat.
Tagovailoa was 16 of 27 for 202 yards, a score, and an interception in a 17-16 win over the New England Patriots in Week 1.