The Bucs’ other starting safety, Jordan Whitehead, who forced two fumbles, left Sunday’s win over the Packers with a shoulder injury and did not return. Whitehead underwent an MRI Monday, but sources told ESPN’s Jenna Laine that it’s too soon to tell whether he’ll be able to play in the Super Bowl, and that they’re taking it one day at a time to see how it goes.</p>
<p>Information from ESPN’s Adam Teicher and Jenna Laine was used in this report.
#Bucs S Jordan Whitehead, who is dealing with labrum and additional shoulder issues stemming from last Sunday’s win, has not been ruled out for Super Bowl 55, source said. Despite the injury, he’s going to try to play. Something to watch into next week.
He hits like a safety in 2002. But does so with sound current techniques. Fairly remarkable, considering how small he looks. He is ripped but lean…has no concerns about your future plans with your grandkids. Valuable enforcer types in today’s NFL are getting rarer…hopefully he can suit up.
I was afraid it was the calvicle when it happened but if it were a break they would have ruled him out by now.
Depending on the type of labrum tear, it’s possible he can just play through it but I believe there is some risk of further shoulder damage. I’m sure that will factor into the team’s decision about his availability.
The fact we haven’t heard anything definitive about his availability or lack thereof is a positive sign IMO.