Buccaneers vs. Panthers: Wednesday Injury Report

We have the first injury report of the week for the Buccaneers game on Sunday against the Panthers.

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.

But despite all of this, we have a game to play on Sunday. Charles Sims was placed on IR, so Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber will be the top backs when the Bucs face the Panthers at RayJay.

Let’s get to the injuries, first for the Bucs:

PlayerNo.Pos.InjuryWednesday
Gosder Cherilus78TGroin/AnkleLimited Participation
Demar Dotson69TConcussionFull Participation
William Gholston92DEElbowDid Not Participate
Doug Martin22RBNot Injury RelatedDid 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:

PlayerNo.Pos.InjuryWednesday
Mario Addison97DEFootLimited Participation
Derek Anderson3QBIllnessDid Not Participate
Devin Funchess17WRKneeDid Not Participate
Graham Gano9KLeft AnkleFull Participation
Charles Johnson95DEFootDid Not Participate
Cam Newton1QBRight ShoulderLimited Participation
Greg Olsen88TEElbowDid Not Participate
Jonathan Stewart28RBFootDid 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.