The Tampa Bay Buccaneers certainly have their fair share of players in injured reserve, but they have very little to complain about on the injury front as they approach Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.
There are zero Bucs listed as questionable or doubtful, and the only player listed as “Out” is Carl Nicks, who probably should have been placed on Injured Reserve or the NFI list a few weeks ago.
The official injury status report lists Da’Quan Bowers, Lavonte David, William Gholston, Gary Gibson, Vincent Jackson, Davin Joseph, Akeem Spence and Jeremy Zuttah as “Probable” for the game on Sunday, and notes that they all participated fully in practice on Friday.
This is encouraging news for Gholston, who was dealing with a concussion, as well as Jackson and Joseph, who have been battling nagging injuries for weeks now.
For the Buccaneers’ opponents, the injury report isn’t quite so kind.
Wide receivers Jonathan Baldwin and Michael Crabtree, safety Craig Dahl, running back Frank Gore, defensive tackles Ray McDonald and Justin Smith, linebackers Dan Skuta and Aldon Smith, guard Adam Snyder and tackle Joe Staley are all listed as probable.