September 9, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount (27) runs with the ball as Carolina Panthers linebacker James Anderson (50) makes a tackle in the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the New York Giants on Sunday, and they'd like to have a fully healthy squad to do so. That's not particularly likely to happen, though, as more injuries seem to emerge by the day. The most significant new injury is one to Jeremy Trueblood, who has apparently injured an ankle and could be in danger of missing Sunday's game. The right offensive tackle was limited in practice today, and if he can't play on Sunday he'll be replaced by Demar Dotson. That shouldn't be a big problem, and it may actually represent an upgrade in pass protection - which would be useful given the Giants' array of quality rushers.
In better news, a number of injured players continued to participate in practice. Anthony Gaitor and Arrelious Benn both practiced without limitations, which should make them good to go on Sunday. E.J. Biggers was limited, but has a chance to play on Sunday. Finally, Carl Nicks is suffering from a swollen toe, but he should be fine for the game. And on the Giants' side, Hakeem Nicks returned to practice, meaning the Bucs will have to find a way to deal with the talented receiver.