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November 13, 2012 @ 3:28 pm
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Bucs Lose Black For The Season

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The Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that linebacker Quincy Black, who was injured during Sunday's Chargers game, will be lost for the season. Black joins Davin Joseph, Adrian Clayborn and Carl Nicks on injured reserve.
Tuesday afternoon the Buccaneers announced they have placed linebacker Quincy Black on Injured Reserve.

Black suffered what is reported to be a neck injury Sunday against the Chargers when he tackled San Diego RB Ryan Mathews in the third quarter. After lying motionless on the field surrounded by medical staff, teammates, and coaches for a number of minutes, the sixth-year veteran was carted off the field, giving “a thumbs” up sign.

Monday afternoon during his press conference, Bucs head coach Greg Schiano told the media Black was having more tests run after being released Sunday night. 

“Quincy (Black) overall he is going to be okay,” Schiano said. “Now it is a serious injury and he is having some complications with his left arm. So there are still further tests he has to go to before we can make a definitive statement. It is serious and how much time that means we are going to have to see.  As soon as we know we will let you know, but obviously that is not good. The good part of it having been down this road you know when you start down it is scary is that other than the left arm he has got full function. We will just kind of work through this now.”

Schiano is all too familiar with serious football injuries. In October 2010, Rutgers DT Eric LeGrand suffered a severe spinal cord injury after tackling Army ball carrier Malcolm Brown on a kickoff while Schiano was the head coach of the Scarlet Knights. LeGrand was paralyzed, but has since regained movement in his shoulders and sensation through his body. Tampa Bay symbolically signed LeGrand in May 2012 and in July the defensive tackle retired in order to free up a roster spot.  

When asked Monday if the injury Black suffered was career-ending, Schiano did not want to speculate, but seemed hopeful that the strong side linebacker would play again.

“I hope not,” Schiano said. “I don’t know enough yet again that would be speculating. I sure hope not. I think right now we still have to do these further tests to find out exactly what it is.”

The Bucs’ third round draft pick in 2007 has played in all nine games with Tampa Bay this season, starting five, while recording 32 tackles, three tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and three special teams tackles. Over the course of his career, Black has recorded 299 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions, 13 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 62 special teams tackles. 

Black is the fourth stater placed on IR this season for the Bucs. Pro-Bowl right guard Davin Joseph was lost for the season after suffering a knee injury in the Buccaneers' third preseason game against the Patriots, Tampa Bay's 2011 sack leader DE Adrian Clayborn was also placed on injured reserve with a knee injury that occurred during the Cowboys game in Week 3, and All-Pro left guard Carl Nicks was added to IR when the team found out that the toe injury he was battling all year required surgery. 

Adam Hayward replaced Black Sunday, and is thought to be the front-runner for the starting strongside linebacker position for the remainder of the season. 
Last modified on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 16:03

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    ^Billbyrne- Whats wrong in saying he wasn't a good player? I didn't say I was glad he was hurt I don't want anyone hurt but the fact remains he is not a good player and can ge replaced
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    I know he wasn't cut and I know it's a serious injury. That's my point. It might be so serious the Bucs might come to an agreement on an injury settlement. What's with all the animosity on this comment board...thought this was a place Bucs fan could discuss the team without being called names. snow cap? I don't even know what you're talking about my friend. And it's "there"...
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    @roger4680, what's wrong? Looking beyond the fact that you are a dumba** their is the human aspect. Believe me, you are far from knowing what is involved in being a GM, I know. Go put on your snow cap instead. It fits around your head perfectly. The man wasn't cut he has a SERIOUS injury.
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery Quincy!
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    I hope Quincy has a full and speedy recovery . A man's health is the most important thing . I hope he will be able to spend some time at One Buc place along with our other injured reserve players to help keep a good close bond among all the players . I thank we have something special taking place with our bucs now.
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    Wish QB all the best and a fast recovery. Quincy has I feel taking a lot of bad heat this year. He has been sound and by doing his job has helped the young guys develop and get better each week. He has always been an upstanding BUC and I feel will be missed. He seemed tobe thriving in the new system and getting better each week, he will be missed. GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Next man up!!!!!!!
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    I have had the opportunity to meet Quincy Black and I found him to be a first class guy and very dedicated to the Bucs. His play this year has been outstanding and for those bloggers, like roger4680 and jongruden, your comments are disgusting!
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    what's disgusting about saying he's overpaid and he's probably done with this organization? When the Bucs do exactly what I said does that make the front office disgusting too? I'm sure Quincy is a great guy but there IS a business aspect to this story too. sheesh!
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    ^Billbyrne- Whats wrong in saying he wasn't a good player? I didn't say I was glad he was hurt I don;t want anyone hurt but the fact rewmains he is not a good player and can ge replaced
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    Quincy Black is a mediocre player who can be replaced sorry to be so honest in my assesment but its true we can have anyone go in there and get 3 tackles a game
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    Since I've worked in the past with individuals who have had spinal/neck injuries-Its nothing to mess with. I wish the best to this athletic. Another will step up like ll season. For Insurance purposes I hope Tampa gets another good LB from Draft or Fa-GO BUCS FOR THE PLAYOFFS espically If they some how beat Atlanta,Denver off course Carolina and now Phila without Vick GO Bucs-I think Tampa will beat Saints down in the Dome-GO BUCS
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    Sending wishes for a speedy recovery to Quincey. Its always painful to lose a warrior in a game we all love but have to face terrible risks at the same time. I hope the price he has to pay will be small and he will have a total recovery.
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    Ironically I thought Quincy was having his best game before the injury in quite a while, certainly this season. I know most of y'all dont care but I hate it for him since he was a great guy to deal with in the locker room. Always willing to talk, didnt duck out like some when their play suffered. Yes we criticized him when it was due but still hard to see him suffer like that. Hopefully it is just for this year and not career threatening.
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    Couldn't agree more with you, Cook. Q is one of my faves. Just an awesome guy and he'll be missed in the locker room. Most of you don't know and don't care, but he was a leader in the LB room and the younger guys looked up to him.
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    No one is going to mess with a neck injury especially with numbness involved. It was the right thing to do. I hope he completely recovers from this injury and this has nothing to do with football at all. The best to you Quincy.
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    Does Watson finally get his chance?
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    they were overpaying him too much anyways. Now they have an excuse to give him an injury settlement. I think Black has played his last snap as a Buc.
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    @roger4680 I would hate to have you as a fan! No concern for his health or well-being... instead you are trying to cut him.... SMH! Go be a fan of the cowboys!
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    sorry I had my GM hat on. Get well soon Quincy
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    @roger4680 GO BUCS!
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