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Doug Martin, Logan Mankins injury updates

Doug Martin's injury is "wait and see", while Logan Mankins' may not be as serious as it seemed.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were hit with multiple injuries during the game against the Carolina Panthers today., with the most significant injury occurring to Logan Mankins. The Bucs offered no official updates after the game, but Pewter Report reports that the Bucs are hopeful his knee injury is "not as serious as it looked". Per Rand Getlin, Mankins hyper-extended his knee and he should be fine.

Mankins left the game with a knee injury in the second quarter and did not return. Garrett Gilkey replaced the left guard, but the Bucs struggled to run the ball and protect Josh McCown throughout the game, with or without Mankins.

Doug Martin also suffered a lower leg injury during the game, but he did return to play. After the game, he told Greg Auman that the severity of the injury was a case of "wait and see". And while Martin did return to play, he was absent on the last couple of drives when Bobby Rainey replaced him. That may have been due to Martin's struggles in pass protection, however.

In addition to those two injuries the Bucs also lost Mike Jenkins late in the fourth quarter, but he did not return to the game. In addition, Austin Seferian-Jenkins briefly headed to the locker room but did come back to play.