Bucs WR can avoid serious injury
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Bucs may have dodged another wounding bullet. When Chris Godwin went down after a nasty blow to the knee against the Saints, it is easy to fear the worst. But Rapoport tweeted that the Bucs believe Godwin has avoided major trauma. The Bucs lead receiver may have been stressed by the MCL, but avoided any tears.
Even though he was eliminated tonight, the initial belief was #Bucs WR Chris Godwin was not seriously injured, the source said. He will have tests tomorrow, but based on the initial diagnosis, Godwin sprained his MCL. That means he’ll miss out on time, with an MRI to determine when he’ll be back.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 20, 2021
Godwin will likely have an MRI on Monday, depending on the severity of his swelling. The fifth-year player has not missed a game this season after missing four games a year ago. It looks like Godwin will probably miss some time moving forward, but could avoid an injured reserve. Godwin has six hits of 49 yards when he bows. He leading the group with 98 catches for 1,103 yards and five touchdowns this season.
The Bucs also lost receiver Mike Evans widely and ran back to Leonard Fournette to a hamstring injury on Sunday night. In positive news, Antonio Brown back after suspension in Monday. He and Rob Gronkowski may have to anchor the passing attack while Evans and Godwin stay healthy. Brown hasn’t played since Week 6. But in his five games this season, Brown has made 29 catches from 418 yards and four touchdowns.
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