After a report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Tuesday saying that Mike Evans was expected to be out for the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network confirmed on Wednesday that Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans will be out for the season with a severely pulled hamstring.

Evans had an MRI taken on Tuesday and the status of the injury did not improve. The injury occurred at the end of the first quarter when Mike Evans scored on a 61 yard touchdown and came up limping in the end zone before going to the ground in pain and eventually walking off with trainers.

The Bucs’ star wide receiver ends his season with 67 catches for 1,157 yards and eight touchdowns. Evans reached two milestones this year, breaking the Bucs’ previous franchise record for career receptions of 430 that now stands 462 and counting, and joining Hall Of Famers Randy Moss as the only two players in NFL history to record over 1,000 receiving yards in the first six seasons of their career.

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1 year ago

so is a serious pull a lot better than a tear?

1 year ago

Less severe injury, with tearing/bleeding in the muscle. Sad to see him sit because he brings so much to the table, but more important that he be ready to go next season when the Bucs should be a legitimate playoff contender.

1 year ago

I think we all agree this was the best for Mike and hopefully he will be ready to go when OTA’s start after the draft or sooner.

1 year ago

Just sucks cause you kinda need him for the rest of this year to see how Jameis can do down the stretch…but he will be a huge player again in 2020!

1 year ago

tough break for Mike, but at least he was able to keep his streak going prior to the injury. It’s definitely 12 season from here on out!

Silver lining is we’ll get to see what Jwat has and hopefully a little more Scotty Miller when he’s healed up