TAMPA — The Buccaneeers learned today the extent of the injury to second year defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.
McCoy left Sunday’s 48-3 loss the 49ers in the first half after he violently bent his legs the wrong way as they were pinned under another teammate.
McCoy never returned to the game, and watched the Bucs get pounded from the sidelines, aided by crutches and a boot on his foot.
It was initially feared that McCoy had broken a bone in his ankle, but those fears were later settled with news he merely had a high ankle sprain. An MRI taken today confirmed this and Raheem Morris has listed McCoy’s status to play as “week-to-week”.
Another injury the Bucs endured on Sunday was to running back LaGarrette Blount. Blount left in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury. It was revealed today the Blount has some sort of a leg injury and his status and the severity of the injury is unknown.
The injuries to two of Tampa’s key players on both sides of the ball is merely salt in the already burning wound of the 45 point loss on the road.
Check out Dr. Mark McKenna’s Mid-Week gameplan on Wednesday that will no doubt include further information on both injuries.