Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1), falls to the ground as he ties to leave the field  after being sacked by Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Daryl Williams (75) during first quarter action of their NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium Sunday in Miami Gardens. Tagovailoa did not return to action. BILL INGRAM/ Palm Beach Post

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Report: Tests on Tua Tagovailoa’s ribs come back clean

An MRI conducted on Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s ribs came back clean Monday, NFL reported.

X-rays on Tagovailoa’s ribs also were negative Sunday after he was carted to the locker room following a hard shot from Buffalo Bills defensive end A.J. Epenesa in the first quarter.

Tagovailoa’s availability for Week 3 is uncertain at this point. With a game coming up against the Las Vegas Raiders (2-0), it’ll be about pain tolerance playing with bruised ribs, per the report.

Tagovailoa completed 1 of 4 passes for 13 yards and was sacked twice before exiting after just two possessions.

Jacoby Brissett, who replaced Tagovailoa on Sunday, likely would get the call for the Dolphins (1-1) if the second-year QB is unable to go.

Brissett finished 24 for 40 for 169 yards and an interception in the 35-0 mauling by the Bills. Brissett was sacked four times in the loss.

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