Bucs QB day-to-day with shoulder injury

Bucs QB day-to-day with shoulder injury

Bucs QB day-to-day with shoulder injury

The Buccaneers quarterback is considered day-to-day with a shoulder injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, coach Dirk Koetter announced. If Winston is ultimately ruled out, Fitzpatrick will garner his first start of 2017.

Winston was injured when he was hit by Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones less than six minutes into the game. He threw for 290 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday in helping the Bucs rally from a 31-0 deficit in what became a 38-33 loss.

If Jameis Winston does miss the start against Buffalo, it'll be the first he'll miss in almost two and a half seasons as Tampa Bay's quarterback. But Jameis took a shot, he landed right on that thing.

"Jameis had an MRI this morning and he's got a sprained AC joint", Koetter said. I know Jameis can handle a lot of pain. "I think it's going to be more, does Jameis feel he can play at the level he needs to play at?"

Winston completed his first three passes after being injured against Arizona, and then removed himself after throwing incompletions on his last three attempts. "That was the thing yesterday when Jameis said he needed to come out". He exited in the second quarter and did not return. Koetter and general manager Jason Licht have discussed bringing in another quarterback this week to assist. To date in his two-plus years in the NFL, Winston hasn't missed a game.

"You don't want anybody to be hurt, but the fact that he's not definitely out, that's obviously good news", Koetter said.

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