Buccaneers vs. Falcons: Wednesday Injury Report and Game Statuses

It’s a short week for the Buccaneers, so here comes the final injury report for the game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Sometimes a quick turnaround can be a good thing, which it just might be for the Buccaneers. When you lose a heartbreaker as the Bucs did to Oakland, it can take a few days to get over it. When there are only a few days to prepare for the next one, the team is forced to get over it faster.

And when you go up against the leaders in your division, the game becomes that much bigger. We know what is at stake when the Bucs line up against the Falcons on Thursday night to complete the season series. They have had the Falcons’ number as of late, but anything can happen when you score as much as Atlanta does.

With that, let’s get to the final injury report of the week. First as always, for the Bucs:

Player No. Pos. Injury Monday Tuesday Wednesday Game Status
William Gholston 92 DE Biceps Did Not Participate Limited Participation Full Participation Questionable
Russell Shepard 89 WR Hip Did Not Participate Limited Participation Limited Participation Doubtful
Doug Martin 22 RB Hamstring Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Out
Clinton McDonald 98 DT Hamstring Limited Participation Limited Participation Limited Participation Out
Jacquizz Rodgers 32 RB Foot Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Out

Unfortunately, it seems there is a decent chance that Shep will not be available, which takes away a growing weapon from Jameis Winston and company. Gholston may very well make his return, adding to the growing health of the defensive line. All hands on deck to get after Matt Ryan would be a good thing.

Now for the Falcons:

Player No. Pos. Injury Monday Tuesday Wednesday Game Status
Tevin Coleman 26 RB Hamstring Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Out
Dwight Freeney 93 DE Quad Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Out
Jacob Tamme 83 TE Shoulder Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Out
Grady Jarrett 97 DT Shoulder Limited Participation Limited Participation Full Participation
Julio Jones 11 WR Knee Limited Participation Limited Participation Full Participation
Andy Levitre 67 G Foot Limited Participation Limited Participation Full Participation
Brian Poole 34 CB Foot Limited Participation Limited Participation Full Participation

I’m sure Jameis is thrilled not to have Freeney looking at him from across the line.

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