Buccaneers at Cardinals: Friday Injury Report
The final injury report of the week for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the game against the Arizona Cardinals.
It’s Friday, so it was the last practice day for the Buccaneers as they prepare for the game in Arizona against the Cardinals. With that, it’s the day around the league that player injury statuses are released.
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As we do all week long, we bring you the updates for both teams. There are a couple of names on the Bucs’ list that we need to be aware of for Sunday. So let’s get right to it:
|Robert Ayers||91||DE||Ankle||–||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Questionable|
|Devante Bond||59||LB||Hamstring||Full Participation||Full Participation||Full Participation||Questionable|
|Lavonte David||54||LB||Shoulder||Full Participation||Full Participation||Full Participation||Questionable|
|Adarius Glanton||53||LB||Knee||Limited Participation||Full Participation||Full Participation||Questionable|
|Ryan Smith||29||S||Hand||Full Participation||Full Participation||Full Participation||Questionable|
We know the importance of Ayers and the presence he brings to the defensive line. Being limited on Friday, all eyes will be on the Bucs’ sideline hoping that Ayers runs out with his defensive teammates. Lavonte showed up as questionable as a surprise since he practiced in full all week. He likely had some small nick that would have listed him as “probable” in the past, but since that status was eliminated, he goes as questionable.
Now for the Cardinals:
|Kareem Martin||96||LB||Knee||Did Not Participate||Did Not Participate||Did Not Participation||Out|
|Frostee Rucker||92||DT||Knee||Did Not Participate||Did Not Participate||Did Not Participation||Out|
|Evan Mathis||69||G||Foot||Did Not Participate||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Questionable|
|J.J. Nelson||14||WR||Shoulder||Did Not Participate||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Questionable|
|Stepfan Taylor||30||RB||Knee||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Questionable|
|Robert Nkemdiche||90||DT||Ankle||–||–||Limited Participation||Questionable|
|Justin Bethel||28||CB||Foot||Full Participation||Full Participation||Full Participation||–|
|Jaron Brown||13||WR||Ankle||–||Limited Participation||Full Participation||–|
|Drew Butler||2||P||Left Ankle||Full Participation||Full Participation||Full Participation||–|
|Larry Fitzgerald||11||WR||Knee||Limited Participation||Limited Participation||Full Participation||–|
|Tyrann Mathieu||32||S||Knee||–||Did Not Participate||Full Participation||–|
|Kevin Minter||51||LB||Ankle||–||Limited Participation||Full Participation||–|
Sorry guys, Fitz is playing, as is the “Honey Badger”. When they practice so well that they aren’t even given an injury status, they are playing. Starting defensive tackle Frostee Rucker is out, which could help Dougie find some holes.
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Evan Mathis is questionable, which would be a blow to the Arizona offensive line. We shall see on Sunday.