The Miami Dolphins are hoping that the return of their starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who has been out since suffering a rib injury in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills, can help turn around a season that has been torpedoing.
According to Pro Football Talk, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said that the team expects Tagovailoa to return under center as the starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
“I let those guys know that assuming everything goes well in practice today, Tua’s gonna start the game,” Flores said.
Flores’ tone changed from just a few days ago.
“He is making a lot of improvement. What we need to see is to see him move around, see him throw the ball, see him on the run. See the deep ball. The one thing we won’t see i real and true contact. There will obviously be some pain tolerance he’ll need to deal with,” Flores said of Tua, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
The Dolphins are hoping that Tua can spark a turnaround from the team’s current 1-4 record.