For the second time in two years Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy appears to be lost for the season with a biceps injury, this according to published reports by the St. Pete Times and ProFootballTalk.com.
After the game Brian Price told the St Pete Times it appears McCoy’s injury is another biceps tear, this time on his left side.
“Hey, stuff like that happens, man,” Brian Price told the St. Pete Times. “I feel bad for him because he had the same injury last year, just on the other arm. My heart goes out to him because I know how hard it is being on I.R. I just hope he gets better.
“We can’t count our losses and be sorry for ourselves. We just have to keep pushing.”
Ronde Barber also commented to the Times about McCoy.
“It’s unfortunate,” CB Ronde Barber told the Times. “You hate to see that happen, especially with a young player. We’re a different team without him.”
Sunday’s game in New Orleans was the first contest back for McCoy who injured an ankle in the 48-3 loss to the 49ers in early October.
Earlier in the week McCoy told PewterReport.com he was looking forward to getting back on the field.
“I'm feeling good. I’m going to go out and practice,” McCoy said. “With my ankle injury I’ll just be day-to-day. I’m going to go out, be aggressive and we’ll see what happens.”
For his career McCoy has played in 19 games and recorded 56 tackles, four sacks, 10 tackles for loss, five passes defensed and one forced fumble.
The Buccaneers did not comment Sunday evening and McCoy will be further examined tomorrow back in Tampa.
PewterReport.com will have more information Monday on McCoy’s condition.