Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injury Report: Defensive Star Picks Up Painful Injury

Published 12/28/2021, 2:30 PM EST
Oct 31, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams (43) tackles Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (7) during the second half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had an ideal season so far. They have put in great performances consistently and have also clinched their division. However, it seems like there might be trouble in paradise for the Bucs in the important part of their campaign.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers dealt with a huge blow; Star Pass Rusher doubtful for playoffs

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Last night, NFL insider and reliable journalist Ian Rapoport broke a very important Tampa Bay injury update. The reporter revealed a sprained ACL and ACL to Tampa Bay Star and Pro Bowl nominee Shaq Barrett.

“#Bucs coach Bruce Arians tells reporters that pass-rusher Shaq Barrett has a sprained MCL and ACL, is out the next two games, but the team is hopefully he’ll be back for the playoffs,” tweeted the ever-reliable Rapoport.

Barrett’s injury adds more trouble for the Bucs as he joins running back Leonard Fournette, linebacker Lavonte David, wide receiver Mike Evans, and edge rusher Jason Pierre-Paul in a bid to get healthy before the playoffs.

Tom Brady’s absurd New Year’s Resolution

Marred with injuries at the late end of the campaign and the red hot form of Aaron Rodgers & co, it’s safe to say that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t the favorites to win the Super Bowl this season. However, no challenge has ever stopped Tom Brady & co, as they showed last season.

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Not only is the GOAT confident of winning the Super Bowl, but he also has set a New Year’s resolution based on the win. “I do think what I’d like to do is complete an overhand toss with the Lombardi Trophy,” Brady told host Jim Gray on his weekly Let’s Go! podcast.

Dec 19, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) forces a fumble in the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports| Credit: Reuters

Yes, you read it right. Just like he tossed the trophy from one boat to another last time, the QB wants to do it once again but with a proper plan. “None of this Patrick Mahomes underhand throw that he always does. I’ve got to complete one overhand Lombardi Trophy toss in a boat parade. That would be a great way to get a new year started right,” revealed the GOAT.

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Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers be able to defend their Super Bowl this year? Or will there be a new champion? Drop-in your predictions!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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