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Charles Sims suffered detached peroneal tendon

We have some more details on Charles Sims' injury. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back will undergo a procedure similar to that of Curt Schilling in 2004.

Brian Blanco

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't release the details of Charles Sims' injury when they announced his right ankle surgery, and the fact that he'd be out for 12-14 weeks, but we now have a few more. According to Adam Caplan, Dr. Robert Anderson will perform surgery on a detached peroneal tendon.

Caplan notes that the surgery is similar to a procedure Curt Schilling underwent in 2004. Presumably not the temporary sutures that allowed him to play immediately, but rather the long-term procedure he underwent subsequently and which has not prevented him from playing at a high level since then.

So there's the good news: Sims will be out 12 to 14 weeks and will miss the majority of this season, but he should not suffer any long-term injuries. Meanwhile, Bobby Rainey and Mike James should be adequate replacements as Doug Martin's primary backup, though replacing his presumed impact in the receiving game will be more difficult.