It’s been an offseason full of good news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They’ve had new contracts signed from some of their top players, and have introduced some fresh faces to their roster in hopes of improving their 5-11 record from last season as well.
But, in some recent news first reported by Ian Rapoport, Bucs right tackle Demar Dotson recently had knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus and will likely miss the team’s entire offseason program before the preseason begins.
Sources: #Bucs RT Demar Dotson had surgery late this past week to repair a torn mensiscus in his knee. He’ll miss OTAs and minicamp but the belief is he’ll be good for training camp.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 15, 2018
Dotson was placed on IR in 2017 following the team’s game in Atlanta against the Falcons after he suffered a knee injury that tore his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Dotson, who will be 33 years old in 2018, was playing what he called some of his best football before he got hurt.
This recent injury to his meniscus was likely due to something that happened recently, not something that happened during the 2017 season, though perhaps it was due to a rehab of that initial injury. Meniscus surgery isn’t like ACL surgery where it takes months and months to recover, and because of that the team is hopefully that they will have Dotson back by the start of training camp.