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Luke Stocker leaves Buccaneers-Cardinals with injury

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Update: Stocker has been ruled out for the game.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an injury to report: Luke Stocker had to leave the game against the Arizona Cardinals with an ankle injury, and the Bucs immediately listed him as doubtful to return — which likely means he’s out for the game, and possibly longer.

Stocker is the team’s main blocking tight end, but almost never does anything as a receiver. So the likely result of this injury is that the team’s running game takes a hit, but the passing game may actually get a minor boost — most notably, it’s likely to mean more plays for Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who had a big touchdown catch last year.

Meanwhile, the Bucs trail the Cardinals 7-0 after a little more than one quarter. Stick with us as we cover the rest of the game.