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Final Injury Report: Bucs vs. Raiders


The Buccaneers have been ravaged by injuries to key players this year and we’re not even to the 10th week of the season yet. Three key players are on IR with a fourth designated for return in Anthony Gaitor. Four Bucs show up on the final injury report this week, but all are expected to play.

PLAYER

POS

INJURY

PRACTICE

STATUS

Eric Wright

CB

Achillies

Full

Probable

Donald Penn

LT

Wrist

Full

Probable

Michael Bennett

DE

Ankle

Full

Probable

Brandon McDonald

CB

Ankle

Full

Probable

The biggest name on the list is Eric Wright if only because he’s now the Bucs No. 1 cornerback. Brandon McDonald, despite his struggles, is also significant as both injuries are lower body injuries. The Raiders don’t have a lights out receiving corps but they’ll take any advantage they can get.

Bennett was also a question mark after tweaking his ankle in garbage time against the Vikings on Monday. But the upside of playing on Thursday was the Bucs had 10 full days to heal and rest up, which is a big reason why there was not one player with a status lower than probable on the injury report.

Note the lack of Vincent Jackson’s name on the report. He’d been showing up the last few weeks with that calf injury but it appears that injury is now behind him.

 

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