Tua Tagovalioa to undergo MRI after suffering rib injury
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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa suffers rib injury vs. Bills, to undergo MRI

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa exited Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills with a rib injury and will undergo an MRI on Monday, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

X-rays returned negative, Pelissero adds. 

The 23-year-old suffered the injury on Miami's second drive of Sunday's game. He attempted to convert a 4th-and-2, but was hit by A.J. Epenesa while throwing.

Tagovailoa limped off the field with assistance from Miami's training staff before being carted to the locker room.

Tagovailoa completed just 1-of-4 passes for 13 yards before exiting. Jacoby Brissett entered the game to fill in for the second-year quarterback. 

Tagovailoa was hoping to follow up his strong start to the season with another impressive performance against Buffalo. He threw for 202 yards and a touchdown against an interception in a 17-16 Week 1 win over the New England Patriots. He also ran for a touchdown. 

The Alabama product is in his first season as Miami's full-time starter. If he misses any time, the Dolphins will be in trouble.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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