LONDON, UK — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have won the game on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, but they lost a man in the process. Late in the game center Jeff Faine left with what is now being diagnosed as a bicep strain.
His status for Sundays game in Wembley Stadium is yet to be determined but the Bucs aren’t taking any chances.
If there was ever a position that Bucs are deep in, it’s center. The Bucs have had to play without the services of Faine in the past and faired pretty well.
Last season without Faine, the Bucs rolled with Jeremy Zuttah and Ted Larsen, both guards on roster, and it ddn’t provide too much of a hiccup in their 10-6 campaign.
Besides, Tampa regards Zuttah and Larsen to be better suited at the center position as Zuttah finished Sunday’s game for the Bucs when Faine exited.
Although Faine’s status for Sunday isn’t as grim as Gerald McCoy’s or even LeGarrette Blount’s, don’t be surprised if the Bucs give the eight year veteran the day off. Check out more injury news in Dr. Mark McKenna’s Mid-Week Gameplan on Wednesday.