Report: Demar Dotson to miss around six weeks with MCL sprain
When Demar Dotson went down in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' preseason opener, it was one of those moments of instant concern. While Dotson's health is obviously a big concern, the Bucs also were looking at losing one of their top offensive linemen right out of the gate.
Fortunately, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com explained, Dotson will miss some time, but shouldn't miss too much of the regular season.
One reason #Bucs are bringing in FA OL Gosder Cherilus: Starting OT Demar Dotson is out roughly 6 weeks with an MCL sprain, sources say.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 17, 2015
The (potentially) good news there is the word "roughly." If Dotson can get back on the field sooner that would be huge, because otherwise we're looking at quite a bit of uncertainty on the right side of the line.
There will be plenty of eyes on any reports surrounding Dotson's name from Bucs fans as the preseason rolls on, so stay tuned.