Buccaneers reportedly get uplifting news on injured star wide receiver

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been ravaged by injury, dating back to last year. Fortunately, the Buccaneers received uplifting news on their star receiver.

Late in the 2021 season, one of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ brightest young stars tore his ACL while also spraining his MCL. Amazingly, Chris Godwin proved that he isn’t your average Joe, or Chris, as he was able to return to the field for the Buccaneers’ opening game of the 2022 season against the Dallas Cowboys after his December 19th injury. It’s honestly just medically fascinating if you really think about it.

Unfortunately, the former Penn State Nittany Lion suffered a hamstring injury in that very same game and had to exit early. Just as things were starting to look up for Bucs fans, they were all of a sudden looking down again. The low-scoring affair didn’t help matters either.

On the fortunate side of things though, the Buccaneers received news that some could see as a positive on Godwin. This writer has always drank glasses at least half-full of course too, so do with that what you will.

According to Jordan Schultz of the Score, Godwin’s injury is being viewed by the team as more of a week-to-week thing, as opposed to being a timely ailment.

While on the surface this may not seem like much, this is a very uplifting sign for the Bucs. With this being the case, Godwin will always have a chance to play, even if it’s for a snap-count, to give the offense a boost. Regardless of how healthy, or effective Godwin is, defenses will have to respect him and keep him honest. This is the NFL so defenses can’t afford to take anyone lightly.

As far as this upcoming game against the New Orleans Saints goes, Godwin’s status is still very much up in the air. Given the hot-blooded nature of this rivalry, conventional wisdom certainly points to this target machine doing all he can to give it a go. Time will tell though and it’s certainly something to monitor.

While there’s cause for concern after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ opening game, it’s important not to overreact to anything, even bumps and bruises along the way. In the case of Chris Godwin, while it’s easy to feel overwhelmed given everything going on with the health of this team, this news is absolutely a breath of fresh air and should have fans feeling uplifted.

dark. Next. Now onto the tight ends