Tua Tagovailoa restricted again with a thumb injury

The Dolphins claim they’re not stressed over quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s thumb injury. Possibly they should be.

Tagovailoa was restricted again in practice on Thursday with an injury that happened not in Sunday’s misfortune to the Broncos but rather in Wednesday’s training, when he struck the thumb of his throwing hand on a helmet.

Friday’s training report will reveal impressively more insight into Tagovailoa’s accessibility for Sunday’s game against the Jets, particularly since it will be followed with a designation — or perhaps no designation by any stretch of the imagination, which would imply that he certainly will play on Sunday.

The Dolphins benched Tagovailoa in Denver for performance reasons, yet coach Brian Flores said after the game that the rookie will begin again this weekend. In the event that the thumb doesn’t keep him from playing yet, in any case, impedes his presentation, he could be pulled once more.