Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left Miami's week two game against the Buffalo Bills on a golf cart as he was taken to the locker room with an injury. The injury, per NFL Network, is to his ribs as X-Rays confirmed.
The extent of it is unknown, as Tagovailoa will undergo an MRI tomorrow to confirm the severity of the injury.
When the second-year player left the game, Miami was losing 7-0 to its divisional rival after beginning the season with a win at fellow AFC East foe New England last week. In the Dolphins' 17-16 win over the Patriots in week one, Tagovailoa completed 16-of-27 passes for 202 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
The former Alabama quarterback entered 2021 in his second season as a pro after being drafted fifth overall by the Dolphins in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
And in ten appearances as a rookie last year, Tagovailoa finished with a 68.5 percent completion percentage, 2,091 passing yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
While playing for the Crimson Tide from 2017-19, the now-Dolphins quarterback was a Maxwell Award winner, awarded to the nation's top player, an All-American, the SEC Player of the Year, a two-time All-SEC selection, a two-time SEC Champion, and a national champion as part of Alabama's 2017 team.
Tagovailoa was also part of two Alabama teams that appeared in the College Football Playoff national championship game, one in 2017 as a second-half substitute in the Crimson Tide's win over Georgia and one in January of 2019 as a first-year starter in Alabama's loss to Clemson.
Upon release of the results of his scheduled MRI tomorrow, Miami will know how long its starting quarterback will be out of action.