LeGarrette Blount remained on the field for a few plays after most of the starters had already been pulled. All seemed well until Blount came up lame after a play early in the second quarter, and limped off the field. Blount took a hand off and carried the ball four yards before falling to the turn, clutching his knee.
This is one of the things that Bucs fans fear: seeing a key piece of the core limping off the field in a preseason game.
After the game, Blount told the media that he thinks he has a groin injury, but he made sure to note that he didn’t think it was a serious injury. Blount didn’t say much more than that, and in all honesty Blount probably doesn’t know the true extent of the injury. There was contact on the play which means it’s likely not a knee injury, but this isn’t something we’re going to speculate about.
However, head coach Greg Schiano did say that Blount injured his left groin and it’s not believed to be serious.
The injury to Blount did end up setting the tone for the Bucs in their second preseason game — one that they mustered up only a single touchdown in and got blown away 30-7.
Blount is going to get further evaluated tomorrow, and more about his injury will be known at that time. Stay tuned to The Pewter Plank and out twitter feed to get the latest info on Blount as soon as it breaks.