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Gerald McCoy injury: he's "fine," using his right arm after game

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Good news everybody: Gerald McCoy's injury does not appear to be serious. The defensive tackle told Rick Stroud after the game that he was "fine" and was using his right arm to pack up, after suffering what appeared to be a serious injury to that arm at the end of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' win over the New Orleans Saints.

McCoy was helped off the field while trainers held his right arm motionless during the Saints' final drive and was then seen on the bench as trainers examined his biceps. That was pretty scary given that he suffered season-ending biceps injuries in both of his first two seasons in the NFL, but it looks like that won't be the case this year. Lovie Smith told TJ Rives after the game that McCoy had just strained his shoulder.

McCoy's off to a terrific start to this season, playing well last week and being a dominant and disruptive force in this game. He has two sacks on the season, one in each game, and looks to be building off a terrific last couple of seasons. He's a key player in Lovie Smith's scheme, and the Bucs would suffer a massive blow if he were to be out for any significant amount of time -- but that won't be the case, at least for now.