The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had tough luck with injuries to running backs this year and the latest one to go down was Jacquizz Rodgers.
Rodgers left Tampa Bay’s 30-24 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday early with an injury to his foot. After the contest the severity of the injury was not known, but head coach Dirk Koetter did not seem positive.
“I don’t think it’s probably good,” Koetter said after the game. “But I don’t know for sure. It’s something to do with his ankle.”
The injury also hurt the Bucs badly on the offensive side of the football and impacted quarterback Jameis Winston greatly.
“We missed Quizz,” Winston said after the game. “I didn’t even know he was injured until about the third series and I said, ‘Where’s Quizz?’ But man, that’s a tough one. We’ve got to bounce back.”
Thankfully for the Bucs, it looks like they avoided the worst with this particular injury. Rodgers underwent an MRI on Monday and, according to sources, the results revealed no fractures. Meaning the injury to the running back is just a sprain and he should be able to return this year.
That being said, the Bucs have a short turnaround this week and they host the NFC South-leading Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football. So it would be stretch for him to play in that contest.