Dolphins Get First Update on Tua Tagovailoa's Ankle Injury After Week 13 Game

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Miami Dolphins have received their first update on Tua Tagovailoa's ankle injury after their Week 13 game.
The Miami Dolphins have received their first update on Tua Tagovailoa's ankle injury after their Week 13 game. / (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)
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Nothing went right for the Miami Dolphins during their 33-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13. Making matters even worse, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was forced to leave the game late with an ankle injury.

Miami has now received first word on the severity of Tagovailoa's ailment.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the third-year pro "could've returned to the game" after his injury. The ankle issue "isn't believed to be significant" and Tagovailoa is expected to start in Week 14 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

This news is a major sigh of relief for Dolphins fans. Tagovailoa has been plagued by various health problems throughout his career, but it seems like this isn't anything to fret over.

Miami's explosive offense was hindered by the 49ers' hounding defense in Week 13. The Dolphins managed to put up just 17 points, Tagovailoa committed three turnovers overall (2 INT, 1 fumble), and their usually strong run game managed only 33 total yards.

Now Mike McDaniel's squad will look to bounce back after losing ground in the AFC East title race. Opening NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook project Miami as a 2.5-point road favorite against the Chargers on Sunday night.

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