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The Miami Dolphins have been already taking part in with out beginning quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday, after which misplaced backup Teddy Bridgewater of their 23-21 loss to the New England Patriots.
That might put them in a really troublesome spot for Week 18 when their playoff possibilities shall be on the road.
Bridgewater was injured within the third quarter when his hand appeared to hit the helmet of a Patriots defender on a play that resulted in a Kyle Dugger interception that was returned for a landing.
Bridgewater exited the sport and didn’t return. In line with ProFootballTalk, it’s believed that he broke a finger in his proper hand. That’s his throwing hand.
Previous to leaving the sidelines Bridgewater may very well be seen making an attempt to grip a soccer however was by no means in a position to get again on the sphere. He was changed by rookie Skylar Thompson who accomplished 12 of 21 passes for 104 yards, a landing, and an interception.
Bridgewater was 12-for-19 for 161 yards with a landing and an interception earlier than exiting the sport.
Tagovailoa missed Sunday’s recreation as a consequence of a concussion (his second of the season) that he suffered within the crew’s Christmas Day loss to the Inexperienced Bay Packers. On condition that he has had two concussions already this season and has been within the concussion protocol a number of instances his availability for the rest of the season may be very a lot doubtful.
If neither he or Bridgewater can go, the Dolphins’ season might relaxation on Thompson of their Week 18 recreation in opposition to the New York Jets.
The Dolphins not solely must win that recreation, they might want to get assist alongside the way in which and hope that the New England Patriots lose to the Buffalo Payments.
The Dolphins have now misplaced 5 video games in a row after an 8-3 begin to the season.