As we move another day closer to the Bucs Thursday night game against the Eagles, we’re also getting further clarity on their injured starters. Bruce Arians spoke about the status of Rob Gronkowski and Antoine Winfield Jr. on Tuesday, and if they are any steps closer to playing.
Though we haven’t seen Gronkowski out on the practice field in the last week because of injuries to his ribs, he’s making pretty good progress behind the scenes. Wednesday will be the deciding factor on if he’ll be back.
“Probably after tomorrow, the final day,” Arians said. “(We’ll) see how he does. He’s made really good progress.”
Winfield Jr. is trying to recover from a concussion, but we have seen him on the field this week. There are still a couple of hurdles to get over before the Bucs decide if he can play.
“He’s still in the protocol,” Arians said. “He was limited today, we’ll see how it goes tomorrow. If he can’t clear before we get on the plane, we won’t take him. There’s no need for flying and doing all those things. If he can’t go, we’ll rule him out.”
Here is the injury report that was listed for Tuesday:
Bucs Injury Report
RB Giovani Bernard – Knee/Chest – Full Participation
QB Tom Brady – Right Thumb – Limited Participation
WR Antonio Brown – Knee – Full Participation
LB Lavonte David – Ankle – Did Not Participate
CB Jamel Dean – Knee – Full Participation
WR Chris Godwin – Knee/Ankle – Limited Participation
TE Rob Gronkowski – Ribs – Did Not Participate
C Ryan Jensen – Hip – Limited Participation
DL Patrick O’Connor – Calf – Full Participation
OLB Jason Pierre-Paul – Shoulder/Hand – Limited Participation
K Ryan Succop – Back – Full Participation
S Antoine Winfield – Concussion – Limited Participation
*The Buccaneers conducted a walk-through. The practice status is an estimation based on the level of participation player would have had in a regular practice.
DE Derek Barnett – Ankle – Limited Participation
G Landon Dickerson – Ankle – Full Participation
TE Dallas Goedert – Illness – Did Not Participate
T Lane Johnson – Not Injury Related – Personal Matter – Did Not Participate
C Jason Kelce – Foot/Rest – Limited Participation
T Jordan Mailata – Knee – Full Participation
*The Eagles are holding a walkthrough. The practice report is an estimation of a full practice.