Miami Dolphins

Dolphins' Skylar Thompson Exits With Thumb Injury, Teddy Bridgewater Takes Over

Bridgewater suffered a concussion last week but was cleared to back up Thompson on Sunday

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Another week, another quarterback injury for the Miami Dolphins.

Third-string rookie Skylar Thompson got his first career start on Sunday after both Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater suffered concussions in the last two games.

But the 25-year-old Thompson suffered a thumb injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, which sent Bridgewater -- who was cleared and given backup duties to Thompson -- back onto the field. Tagovailoa also cleared concussion protocols, but was ruled inactive for Week 6.

Thompson did not return in the second half, as Bridgewater finished 23 of 34 for 329 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Miami's 24-16 loss.

The injury occurred after Thompson hit his throwing hand on Vikings defensive lineman Patrick Jones’ helmet on a follow through.

Before exiting, Thompson completed 7 of 13 passes for 89 yards. In relief of Bridgewater last week, the rookie went 19 of 33 for 166 yards.

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