We have the first injury report of the week for the Buccaneers game on Sunday against the Panthers.
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What a day Buccaneers fans. I don’t think anyone was expecting for our afternoon to go like that. We all have heard the news about our prodigal son, Doug Martin. We will see him again next year in week four, assuming he is back.
Kudos to him for owning up to what he did. Too many players try to hide behind excuses. How many times have we heard a player say that either the test was wrong, or that they didn’t know what they were taking? Too many. It’s about time a player just owned up to what they did and the fact that he needs help.
We wish him well.
Let’s get to the injuries, first for the Bucs:
|Gosder Cherilus||78||T||Groin/Ankle||Limited Participation|
|Demar Dotson||69||T||Concussion||Full Participation|
|William Gholston||92||DE||Elbow||Did Not Participate|
|Doug Martin||22||RB||Not Injury Related||Did Not Participate|
Looks like our right tackles will be making it back for the final game. Not that anyone really wants to see Cherilus out there this weekend, but we shall see.
Let’s look at the report for the Panthers:
|Mario Addison||97||DE||Foot||Limited Participation|
|Derek Anderson||3||QB||Illness||Did Not Participate|
|Devin Funchess||17||WR||Knee||Did Not Participate|
|Graham Gano||9||K||Left Ankle||Full Participation|
|Charles Johnson||95||DE||Foot||Did Not Participate|
|Cam Newton||1||QB||Right Shoulder||Limited Participation|
|Greg Olsen||88||TE||Elbow||Did Not Participate|
|Jonathan Stewart||28||RB||Foot||Did Not Participate|
Being out of the race may keep some of these bigger names out for Carolina, we shall see. It could be an interesting afternoon if players like Olsen and Stewart are out. I wouldn’t hold out hope that Cam is on the sidelines.
As always, we will track as the week moves along.