Final Injury Report: Buccaneers vs. Vikings

Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-US PRESSWIRE

Last week the Bucs listed two guys on their injury report, but after a short week and a long travel, five guys show up on the Buccaneers injury report this week. All but Brandon McDonald look like they’ll play no matter what, but how effective they will be is still in question.

We all brushed off Vincent Jackson’s calf injury on Sunday but it proved to be an issue on his 95 yard reception that ended a few yards short of a touchdown. That calf changed the outcome of the game, as if Jackson scores, the game is tied 28-28 at that point and the Bucs last minute drive might not be needed, or may only need to end in a field goal.

Carl Nicks looked fine, but he too shows up on the injury list with that foot injury.

New additions to the report include cornerback Brandon McDonald, the only questionable player, as well as linebacker Adam Hayward and center Jeremy Zuttah.

Zuttah left Sunday’s loss to the Saints, but appeared to be fine and that should bode well for him on Thursday night. Hayward’s absence won’t be severe if he doesn’t play, but all bodies will be needed to top the Vikings. The big question will be ability, as we saw that even if a guy can play with an injury, it can still effect the outcome of the game.

PLAYER

POS

INJURY

PRACTICE

STATUS

Adam Hayward

LB

Ankle

Full

Probable

Vincent Jackson

WR

Calf

Full

Probable

Brandon McDonald

CB

Ankle

Limited

Questionable

Carl Nicks

LG

Foot

Full

Probable

Jeremy Zuttah

C

Quadricep

Full

Probable

Topics: NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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