The Tampa Bay Rovers’ secondary– formerly destroyed by injuries and missing three starters– was dealt another tough blow Thursday night, with cornerback Richard Sherman sustaining a hamstring injury beforehand in the first quarter of the 28-22 palm over the Eagles and ruled out for the remainder of the game. “He pulled a hamstring,” Rovers trainer Bruce Arians said latterly, adding that he was not clear on how severe the pull was. The injury happed on the seventh play of the Eagles’ first possession when Jalen Hurts connected with Quez Watkins for a 23-yard event. Sherman tried to fight over Watkins but pulled up. He was replaced by Dee Delaney.
Counting Thursday night, Bucs protective tails have missed a concerted 11 games this season. Sherman’s signing was supposed to give them relief. To make matters worse, the Bucs played against the Eagles without inside linebacker Lavonte David, their stylish linebacker in content.
The Bucs lost starting cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting, who also serves as their Nickelback, in Week 1 to an elbow disturbance. Also in Week 3, they lost. 3 cornerback Jamel Dean (who has ago returned) to a knee injury. In Week 4, they lost top cornerback Carlton Davis to a quadrangle injury. Also with two drives left against the New England Loyalists in Week 4, safety Antoine WinfieldJr. sustained a concussion. Both Murphy-Bunting and Davis are on injured reserve with no schedule for a return.
“That was most surely a hard megahit for us, “outside linebacker Shaq Barrett said of Sherman’s injury.”It put us in a tougher situation, but we have a lot of guys who were ready to step up. They came and did their thing and held it down, but we most sorely missed the presence of every joe who is hurting, injured, and hasn’t been suitable to play. We miss those guys for sure.” Arians said he does not believe the Bucs will have to subscribe further players in their secondary.
“We will just keep playing with the guys we have got, and see what happens, “Arians said.” See how long of an injury it is. And coming man up.” It was Sherman’s third game in 12 days, after subscribing with the Rovers onSept. 29 after not playing or rehearsing in 288 days. He played all but one snap in his first game at the Loyalists, but actually said he was not in full football shape. “We really need this rest and hopefully we’ll see who we can get back, if anybody, “Arians said.”But the bones who have been playing, they surely need a downtime.”