The Buccaneers are trying to get to the regular season healthy, and that’s been something that’s been hard to achieve lately. The latest man to go down is cornerback Eric Wright, who landed awkwardly in practice today, and began writhing in pain. According to The Pewter Report, Wright appeared to have injured his lower back.
He was immediately taken to the sidelines and attended to by the Bucs medical staff.
This could be an issue if Wright has a lingering back problem. Unlike other injuries, back injuries tend to flare up at unexpected time and if this causes problems during the season the Bucs might be in a bit of a nasty situation as their a bit thin at cornerback — well at least cornerbacks you can have faith in.
Freeman Leaves Practice: Josh Freeman took reps with the Bucs first unit during their two-minutes drills, but Freeman was pulled during the second drill due to some mild cramping in his hamstring. Dan Orlovsky came in and replaced Freeman and finished the drill. The injury isn’t though to be serious, but Greg Schiano was cautious and took his franchise guy out of the drill.
Five Bucs Remain Sidelined: In addition to the other nicks and scrapes on the day, five Buccaneers sat out practice on the sideline today, licking their wounds and trying to get healthy for the season opener on September 9 against the Panthers. Cornerback E.J. Biggers remained out with a foot injury and he was accompanied on defense by fellow cornerback Anthony Gaitor, tackle Amobi Okoye, and end Da’Quan Bowers. Receiver Arrelious Benn was also out today, recovering from a knee injury.