Dolphins prepared to wait until Tagovailoa is ready

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MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- Tua Tagovailoa now knows where he’ll play next, but he still doesn’t know when.

The Miami Dolphins are willing to wait - perhaps even until 2021. They took the Alabama quarterback with the fifth pick in the NFL draft, optimistic he’ll fully recover from a hip injury that ended his college career.

He says doctors have indicated he’s on schedule for a return in 2020.

General manager Chris Grier said the Dolphins are comfortable about Tagovailoa's health, despite a long injury history. Grier declined to say whether Tagovailoa is expected to participate fully in workouts whenever they begin.