The news in Tampa Bay just keeps getting worse.
Our friends over at JoeBucsFan dropped some bad news in a report this morning about Buccaneers’ wide receiver Mike Williams, and it will make it even tougher for the Buccaneers to find their first win of the season.
According to JBF, Mike Williams could be done for the year.
- But Joe has learned that Williams’ injury is now considered serious and it is likely that his season — or most of it — is done.
Williams just hasn’t seemed right since he suffered his injury, as he’s been very quiet and he has yet to have any success stretching the field this season.
But this is still a huge blow for rookie Mike Glennon, who needs all the help he can get to overcome the offensive mistakes his team continues to make.
Teams will eventually double cover Vincent Jackson on every single play and force him to go elsewhere, and without Williams there are no other game-changing talents at receiver.
Glennon won’t be getting any help at running back, either, as Doug Martin could be out up to two months.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) October 25, 2013
And according to a sports injury expert for Bleacher Report, he’ll likely require surgery after the season even if he manages to return to play.
Doug Martin might be in & out of pain all season if/when he returns. Risky all season. Probably will need labrum surgery after season too.
— Dave Siebert, M.D. (@DaveMSiebert) October 25, 2013
This further reinforces my point that Martin should be treated with caution and placed on injured reserve, rather than coming back playing through pain and being “risky” with his injury.
The Buccaneers are 0-7, and have no reason to rush either of these young, promising players back from injury. It’s disappointing that Williams and Martin are hurt, but that doesn’t mean they should play again any time soon unless they’re 100 percent healthy.