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Mike Masala

Brian Flores gave updates on a bunch of injured players on Monday

The Dolphins have dealt with their fair share of injuries this season, as many players have missed multiple games.

During his Monday media availability, Brian Flores updated the media on some of the players who have missed time.

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who has been dealing with a fracture in his left middle finger, is expected to start against the Jets on Sunday, according to Flores. Tagovailoa suffered the injury in Week 8 against Buffalo and didn’t start against Houston or Baltimore in the last two weeks.

Flores also stated that three players on injured reserve were not likely to return this week in running back Malcolm Brown, center Michael Deiter, and wide receiver Will Fuller.

Brown went down with a quad injury against Atlanta back in Week 7 and was placed on IR the following Monday. He could’ve begun practicing Monday but apparently will not.

Deiter suffered an ankle injury ahead of the Week 4 matchup with the Colts and has been on IR since. Greg Mancz came in and played some time before he got hurt himself, leading to Austin Reiter getting the starting reps.

Fuller injured his finger in that game with the Colts and was placed on IR the following Wednesday. Flores has been asked about the wideout’s health every week, and, while he said they got good news last week, he doesn’t appear ready to go.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett who went down with a knee injury in the second half of Thursday’s game is day-to-day, as the injury isn’t believed to be serious.

The last update Flores gave was on cornerback Jason McCourty. The veteran, who has been dealing with a foot injury since the Atlanta game, is expected to miss the remainder of the season, according to the coach. McCourty’s leadership is obviously the biggest thing the group has missed, but they’ve actually had their best performances without him.

Tagovailoa likely starting again and Brissett avoiding a serious knee injury were the only good pieces of news from Flores for Dolphins fans Monday.

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