Tagovailoa was placed on injured reserve after suffering the rib injury in the Dolphins' 35-0 loss to the Bills on Sept. 19. He has missed the Dolphins' past three games due to the ailment.Advertisement
"We're excited to get him back. I know he's excited to be out there," Flores told reporters Wednesday. "We'll take it one day at a time, still. We're moving enough in the right direction that he'll be out there. He'll have the opportunity to practice and hopefully play in the game."RELATED Arizona Cardinals TE Maxx Williams done for season due to knee injury
The Dolphins lost each of their three games without Tagovailoa in the lineup. Tagovailoa was replaced by veteran backup Jacoby Brissett, who suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Advertisement
Flores previously said that Tagovailoa was still dealing with pain in his ribs, but the Alabama product won't let the injury keep him off the field any further.
"If you ask him, he's 100%. He's fine," Flores said of Tagovailoa. "He's not going to tell anybody any different. He's made a lot of progress there. He's dealing with something, he's going to tough it out. That's just the type of kid he is.RELATED Kansas City Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire to miss multiple weeks with MCL sprain
"But we're hoping he'll do well in practice today and be available this weekend. ... My expectation is that both guys will be available."
Tagovailoa had 202 passing yards with a touchdown and an interception in his lone full game this season -- a 17-16 win over the New England Patriots in Week 1.
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