Bucs RB Doug Martin involved in car accident, avoids serious injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was involved in an auto accident Thursday but avoided major injury.
According to the Tampa Police Dept., Martin’s BMW collided with another vehicle that had run a stop sign. Martin suffered minor cuts and bruises resulting from the crash, which occurred shortly after the veteran running back left the team facility.
The Bucs said Martin was evaluated by the team’s medical staff and was sent home. Martin wrote on Twitter that he was fine, but his car did not fare as well.
As you have read, I was in a little car accident. I am perfectly healthy, my carrrrr..not so much. pic.twitter.com/awUXJZZujn
— Doug Martin (@DougMartin22) May 4, 2017
Martin, who had an All-Pro season in 2015, was limited by injuries last season, rushing for 421 yards in just eight games. He was also suspended four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances and later checked into rehab.
Martin, who is in the middle of a five-year, $35 million deal, has three games remaining on his suspension.