Gerald McCoy left Sunday's loss and returned on crutches and in a boot.

McCoy Didn't Break Bone; MRI Monday

SAN FRANCISCO — As if the Bucs losing by 45 points wasn’t bad enough, they may have to move forward without defensive lineman Gerald McCoy who left the first half of Sunday’s blow out loss with an ankle injury.

McCoy went down on a play that saw him get his legs pinned under him. It was initially feared as a knee injury but was later confirmed as an ankle injury. He left the field after being carried off and never returned to the game.

When McCoy emerged from the locker room he was on crutches and in a boot.

The play in which McCoy was injured seemed routine and came at a time when the Bucs were still in the game. As soon as he left the field and didn’t return, so did the Bucs defensive will. McCoy’s leg bent back in violent fashion as he was shoved backwards with his leg pinned under a fellow teammate.

The second year man out of Oklahoma entered Sunday’s game with one sack and ten tackles.

McCoy does know that he doesn’t have a broken bone which is a good sign that he won’t miss significant time.

An MRI is scheduled for Monday where further information about McCoy’s status will be known.

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