When Darrelle Revis limped off the field against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, many Buccaneer fans held their breath, hoping that the former All Pro didn’t re-injure his surgically repaired ACL. While it appears he didn’t damage his once ailing knee, he did suffer a serious enough injury to sit out of practice so far this week.
The groin injury Revis suffered has set him on the sidelines during practice for the last two days, putting his status for Sunday in jeopardy. According to the Buccaneers’ official website, there is still a chance that Revis could play, because an MRI revealed no serious injuries.
Head coach Greg Schiano said of the injury “it could be one of those deals where you go out Sunday and run around and see how it feels,” and implied it could be a game-day decision as to whether or not Revis lines up across from Steve Smith.
In other injury news, Carl Nicks remains out of practice as he recovers from MRSA, but he is the only other active Buccaneer to miss practice on Thursday. Mason Foster, Akeem Spence, and Davin Joseph were among the injured Bucs who managed to participate fully in practice on Thursday.
As for the Panthers, the aforementioned Smith was among a handful of Panthers who either did not practice or who practiced on a limited basis. This includes all three of Carolina’s primary running backs, who either did not practice (DeAngelo Williams) or were limited in practice (Mike Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart).