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Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Leaves Bills Game with Injury

The former Alabama quarterback was carted off the field during the Dolphins' game against Buffalo due to an injury to his ribs.

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.