Buccaneers vs. Bears: Wednesday Injury Report

Time for the first injury report for the Buccaneers’ game on Sunday.

I know we’re down, Buccaneers‘ fans. After reaching .500, it has been a tough couple of weeks. Derek Carr went nuts two weeks ago, and the team looked pretty bad against the Falcons.

The team sits at 3-5 and, as Zach Sauers talked about, heads into a game that could really be a turning point for the second half. Or it could send the season into the sunset, leaving the Bucs on the outside looking in at the playoff race.

But the one thing the team IS doing is getting healthy. We had a little hiccup last week with the big hit on Mike Evans, and we all had a big scare when Jameis Winston left the game last week to be replaced by Mike Glennon.

Well, we have already heard some good news today. Doug Martin returned to practice. But wait, there’s more. Take a look at the rest of the report for the Bucs:

Player No. Pos. Injury Wednesday
Mike Evans 13 WR Concussion Full Participation
Joe Hawley 68 C Knee Limited Participation
Doug Martin 22 RB Hamstring Limited Participation
Clinton McDonald 98 DT Hamstring Limited Participation
Kevin Pamphile 64 G Concussion Did Not Participate
Jacquizz Rodgers 32 RB Foot Did Not Participate
Russell Shepard 89 WR Hip Did Not Participate
Jameis Winston 3 QB Knee Full Participation

So it seems that both Evans and Winston are going to be OK. Koetter stated in his press conference that Evans was set to take the concussion test tonight or early tomorrow to remove him from protocol officially. But him practicing is obviously a good sign.

Oh, and Jameis is fine as well.

Here is the report for the Bears:

Player No. Pos. Injury Wednesday
Bryce Callahan 37 CB Hamstring Limited Participation
Ka’Deem Carey 25 RB Illness Did Not Participate
Eddie Goldman 91 NT Ankle Limited Participation
Deiondre’ Hall 32 CB Ankle Did Not Participate
Kyle Long 75 G Triceps Limited Participation
Pernall McPhee 92 LB Knee Limited Participation
Tracy Porter 21 CB Knee Limited Participation
Eddie Royal 19 WR Toe Limited Participation
Josh Sitton 71 G Ankle Limited Participation

Nothing really major to see here, as only two guys did not practice.

We will track all of the injuries as the week progresses, with special eyes on Dougie of course.

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