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Buccaneers Injury Report: Gerald McCoy not ruled out, Doug Martin questionable

The Buccaneers still haven't ruled out their best player, as Gerald McCoy is listed as questionable despite a broken hand.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released their weekly injury report, and Gerald McCoy is listed as questionable despite dealing with a broken hand.

The Bucs' best player and face of the franchise injured his hand against the Rams and was unable to continue, but has practiced this week and is listed as "questionable," which means there is a 50/50 shot of him playing.

Here are the full injury reports for both teams.

Tampa Bay

Player Pos. Injury Game Status
Da'Quan Bowers DL Abdomen Probable
Evan Dietrich-Smith C Back Probable
Demar Dotson T Hamstring Probable
Mason Foster LB Shoulder Out
William Gholston DE Shoulder Probable
Michael Johnson DE Ankle Questionable
Logan Mankins G Knee Probable
Doug Martin RB Knee Questionable
Gerald McCoy DT Hand Questionable
Bradley McDougald S Knee Probable
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Ankle Out

The list of injured players for the Buccaneers is long, but only a few names stand out as noteworthy. All of the probably players should suit up this week, but those at questionable or worse are in doubt for Thursday night's game.

Obviously Gerald McCoy's status will have a major impact on how the Buccaneers perform against Atlanta, as getting pressure on Matt Ryan will be the most important task for the Bucs defense. If McCoy is truly a game-time decision, it will be interesting to see how effective he is with a broken hand.

Mason Foster and Austin Seferian-Jenkins are out, as the former Washington standouts were unable to practice this week, and may still be out longer than just this week. Foster's shoulder injury could keep him out for a while, and Seferian-Jenkins' "ankle" injury seems to be a high ankle sprain, which could keep him out for a couple more weeks.

Doug Martin and Michael Johnson are the other noteworthy names on the list, as both were injured during Week 1, missed Week 2, and returned to practice for a short week leading up to the Atlanta game. It's assumed that both will play, but don't be surprised if one or both is ruled out against Atlanta. Obviously it would be easier for the Bucs to replace Martin, as Bobby Rainey did a great job in his stead this week, so I would say there's a good chance Martin doesn't go against Atlanta.


Player Pos. Injury Game Status
Julio Jones WR Ankle Probable
Jake Matthews T Ankle Probable
Prince Shembo LB Knee Probable
Roddy White WR Hamstring Questionable

Not much to see here, as the Falcons are pretty healthy all around. Roddy White's injury is the only concern, and he has played in the past without practicing, so his questionable status is an honest assessment of his availability for this weekend. The Bucs would be grateful if White were unable to go on Thursday night.