Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was seen wearing protective tape around his thumb and wrist during the team’s Wednesday practice.
#Dolphins Wednesday practice updates:
– Tua Tagovailoa is wearing black tape around his left wrist and lower part of his left thumb.
– RB Salvon Ahmed and OL Solomon Kindley both present
– RB DeAndre Washington is missing pic.twitter.com/O3U1SrZe6r
— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) December 2, 2020
Tagovailoa sat out the Dolphins’ victory on Sunday against the New York Jets due to a thumb injury he had sustained in last week’s practice.
Prior to that absence, he had compiled a 3-1 record as a starter after taking over for veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who replaced him for the Jets contest.
The fact that Tagovailoa is able to practice, albeit with protective gear on, is a hopeful sign that he’ll be ready to start Sunday’s home clash against the Cincinnati Bengals.