The day after one of the most injury-riddled football games we’ve seen in Tampa Bay, it was expected that there were going to be some season-ending announcements as Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter took to the podium for his next-day press conference following the loss to the Falcons.
#Bucs HC Dirk Koetter updates us on injuries from Monday night. Ardarius Glanton and J.R. Sweezy are done for the year; others coming. Glanton's injury required late night surgery and will be a long one… pic.twitter.com/OWVIBe0es4
Though he doesn’t know the full list of players whose seasons will be done following the Monday night game against Atlanta, Koetter did confirm to us on Tuesday that linebacker Ardarius Glanton and guard J.R. Sweezy are done for the year. Koetter added that Glanton had to have surgery late last night after being carted off the field in an air cast and that his injury was “significant,” perhaps lingering into next season.
Expect this list to grow even larger over the next day or two. Players like O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate, DeSean Jackson, Justin Evans and Ryan Smith were all banged up at some point in that game. Some were able to go back in, but others weren’t.
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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