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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa’s ‘100%’ guarantee ahead of return vs. Jaguars

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is set to return against the Jacksonville Jaguars after spending the past three weeks on the Injured Reserve list, and it sure looks like he’s confident about his condition.

Tagovailoa had been placed on the Injured reserve list after suffering from fractured ribs in Week 2. He was officially designated to return to practice earlier in the week, raising hopes that he would indeed be available when they play the Jaguars in London.

Ahead of his return, Tagovailoa erased all fears about his condition coming back from the injury, stating that he is “100 percent ready” to play.

“I don’t think it’s 100 percent pretty, but I’m 100 percent ready to get back on the field,” the Dolphins QB told reporters on Friday, per David Furones of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

After missing three games, it’s natural fans and experts alike have concerns about how Tua Tagovailoa’s body will respond to getting hit by defenders. Of course the nature of his injury plays a huge part in that, especially since it’s likely there is still some pain he is experiencing.

Dolphins head coach Brian Flores shared as much when he provided an update on Tagovailoa’s progress recently, noting that there will be “some pain tolerance he’ll need to deal with.”

Based on Tagovailoa’s remarks, it sure looks like he is mentally prepared for the challenge. As for the Dolphins, though, Flores and Co. need to do a better job protecting their prized signal-caller.