The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got lucky for once this season: it seems defensive tackle Gerald McCoy’s biceps injury isn’t as bad as feared, and he may even be able to play again this season.
#Bucs DT Gerald McCoy says he's "blessed," his biceps injury wasn't worse and he will avoid surgery. But he's not sure about his status for MNF.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) December 14, 2017
Monday Night Football might be a little early, but it’s good to see that McCoy should recover relatively quickly. Not just so he can help the Bucs maybe win a game or two, but because it means there’s no structural damage going forward.
That could have been very different. The reason McCoy’s injury looked so scary (and probably why he looked torn up on the sidelines) is that he’d seen two of his early seasons ended by biceps injuries. Thankfully, this is a much better outcome.
Of course, now McCoy will have to play two or three meaningless games to finish out the season on what is arguably the worst pass-rushing team in the NFL. So hey, I hope he enjoys that—at least it’s better than having to rehab a torn biceps.