Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) expected to be ready to return Oct. 17 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, source says

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss the next two games while he is on injured reserve, but he is expected to be ready to return Oct. 17 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, a source told ESPN.

While Tagovailoa is out, Jacoby Brissett will continue to start for Miami, including Sunday against his former Indianapolis Colts team.

Tagovailoa fractured his ribs Sept. 19 at home against Buffalo, and when he did, it was considered a roughly three-week injury.

The Dolphins opted not to waste his roster spot and instead chose to activate rookie backup quarterback Reid Sinnett while waiting for Tagovailoa to heal.

The three weeks are expected to be enough to enable Tagovailoa to be heal and throw effectively again.

Tagovailoa will also miss Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but those familiar with the injury believe it will be healed enough for Tagovailoa to play Oct. 17 in London.