Tagovailoa replaced by Fitzpatrick in 4th quarter

7:09 PM ET

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced Tua Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.

The Dolphins trailed 20-10 when Tagovailoa was benched.

Tagovailoa had some rookie struggles Sunday, going 11-of-20 for 83 yards and a touchdown, but he wasn’t helped by his offensive line. He was sacked six times — more than he was sacked (4) in four games.

On the last sack, by Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb, Tagovailoa appeared to twist one ankle and land awkwardly on the other.

The Dolphins haven’t officially announced an injury for Tagovailoa, and he didn’t enter the blue medical tent immediately after leaving the field, but he was seen limping on the sideline after the Chubb sack.

Tagovailoa was placed on the injury report this week with a foot injury, but he was a full participant every day in practice and didn’t have an injury designation entering Sunday’s game.

Fitzpatrick led the Dolphins on their best offensive drive of the second half, which resulted in a field goal to make the score 20-13. Fitzpatrick remained the starter for his second drive, with Tagovailoa standing and watching from the sidelines with a headset on.

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