Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carted off the field in the first quarter of Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Buffalo Bills and is questionable to return.

The first-year starter went down exhausting after a big hit from Bills defensive finish A.J. Epensea. Tagovailoa was trying a brief switch on 4th-and-2 close to midfield. 

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Tagovailoa appeared to seize his ribs before slowly attending to his toes and strolling to the sideline. He was then carted off the field and into the locker room. 

discovered Steffon Diggs in the second quarter for a five-yard landing switch to place the Bills up 14-0 after Devin Singletary scored on a run from the 50-yard line.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is assisted off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP)

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is assisted off the field all via the first half of an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP)

Tagovailoa was 1-for-4 passing for 13 yards before leaving the recreation. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.