As one star receiver in Chris Godwin returns to the field, Mike Evans has hamstring issues pop up as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to have injury trouble this preseason.
While the injury is not a serious one, and Evans will likely return quickly, it is yet another question mark for a crucial player. The sheer volume of these types of injuries has to make Bucs fans nervous after all the injuries suffered last year that inevitably hindered the team’s playoff run.
Everyone knows this is the last year for the Bucs to try and win a ring for a while, so the idea that the season could potentially end before it begins has to trouble fans.
That being said, most of the injuries suffered during the preseason have been minor aside from Ryan Jensen’s, and given the nature of football, injuries and tweaks are inevitable. The good thing is that all of these tiny injuries have happened early, providing the players with more than enough time to recover and be ready for opening day next month.
As for Evans, it wouldn’t be a shock if the wide receiver took some time off and didn’t push through anything given his history of hamstring injuries. This is nothing new. Hopefully they are getting out of the way now and won’t be an issue down the stretch.
Despite the bad news about Evans, Bucs fans still should be very happy with the fact that wide receiver Chris Godwin has returned to the field. Godwin has done an incredible job recovering as quickly as he has, and with a month before the season starts, he should have plenty of time to get reps in and back to 100%
Bucs fans could expect to see both star receivers ready to go on opening day despite their setbacks this offseason.
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