The Wednesday injury report for the Tampa Bay Bucs is a bit concerning as they gear up for a Week 2 matchup with the Saints.
Literally the entire offense was held out of action at practice, most notably quarterback Tom Brady. In all, the report named Brady, Leonard Fournette, and five wide receivers. A pair of offensive linemen also made the list.
Making things worse, they’ll play a New Orleans team that’s beaten them four times in a row.
This has been a trend for Brady, who’s likely playing in his final season. He apparently felt the bangs and bruises a little more following that opening day win over the Cowboys, meaning this was probably a scheduled rest day for the veteran. His status on the non-participant report read, ‘not injury related.’
But the others on the list could be more concerning. While this report doesn’t determine which players will see the field on Sunday, it’s a little odd to see this many notable names after just one game.
Leonard Fournette appears to be nursing a hammy after carrying the ball 27 times last week. An aging Julio Jones has been injury prone which gives worry to Tampa fans. Mike Evans’s limited participation isn’t helping, either.
Upon seeing the release of this injury report, many fans have hopped on social media to post their reactions.
Fans post reactions to seeing Bucs’ injury report
When the injury report was released, many Bucs fans posted their initial responses on Twitter. Take a look at what everyone’s saying online.
Some are still confident, like this fan who posted, “They’re saying they don’t need to practice to destroy the Saints.”
lol they saying they don’t need to practice to destroy the Saints
— Sterling 🎰 (@SterlingRettke) September 14, 2022
But others aren’t quite as confident.
This NFL fan wrote, “It’s been only one game…”
— Michelle ¯_(ツ)_/¯⚡️🏒 (@MiKaDiAnNe) September 14, 2022
Many singled-out Julio Jones, who missed 14 games over the ’20 and ’21 seasons.
Julio gonna be on there every week https://t.co/AfvLpSLCJN
— Barry Vandross (@COLDSPAMLARRY90) September 14, 2022
Here are a couple of other responses to seeing that Week 2 injury report. Bucs’ fans might be a bit worried after seeing nine offensive players banged up.
Luckily, there are still a few days for the team to recover. Head coach Todd Bowles stated that he’s not overly concerned about the receiving corps outside of Chris Godwin, who’s been dealing with an injury since the offseason.
With Tampa’s recent struggles against the Saints, Bowles will hope to have the majority of these guys on the field sooner rather than later.
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