The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now being hit by the injury bug, and perhaps their most indispensable player could be out for a while. Ian Rapoport reports that Vincent Jackson is undergoing a full battery of tests after suffering a rib injury against the New England Patriots.
#Bucs WR Vincent Jackson, who left Sunday with a rib injury, is undergoing a full battery of tests this morning. Too early to know severity.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 23, 2013
That's not good. Jackson left the game against the Patriots in the third quarter and did not return. The Buccaneers announced that he had suffered a rib injury, and a trainer was seen looking at his ribs. The receiver didn't take any particularly big hits during the Patriots game, but did take a few shots to the ribs at the end of the Saints game the week before.
If Jackson is out for an extended amount of time, the Bucs have a massive problem in their passing game. Mike Williams is the only other reliable receiver and he struggled the last time he was asked to be the team's number one receiver. Williams himself missed two series with an undisclosed injury against the Patriots. Kevin Ogletree and Eric Page make up the rest of the receiving corps.
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