The latest update on Kendell Beckwith is not a good one.
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Beckwith will begin training camp on the active/non-football injury list. Beckwith won’t be out for any amount of mandatory time while on the list, he can return to practice as soon as he is medically cleared to play.
#Bucs LB Kendell Beckwith is likely to be placed on the active/non-football injury list to begin training camp. Recovering from a broken ankle he suffered in a car accident. Can be activated anytime before the 53-man cutdown. Won't know til 3 pm report time— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) July 23, 2018
As Stroud mentions, Beckwith injured his anke while traveling as passenger in a car back in April. The injury required surgery, which he had soon after the accident.
It was estimated that he would miss time in training camp and that may even stretch into Week 1 of the regular season. This type of injury usually requires around 6-8 weeks to heal before rehabilitation.
#Bucs LB Kendell Beckwith was in a car accident last week while back in Louisiana and had to have surgery on his ankle. Will miss all of OTA and likely time in training camp. They’re hoping he can be ready for Week 1.— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) April 19, 2018
Beckwith had been rehabbing at the facility and participating in team meetings, but this latest bit of news runs parallel to the medical prognostications that were given earlier in the year.
The Bucs need to be “all systems go” with every player this season and right now they could already be down two starters for Week 1 after adding in Jameis Winston’s suspension.
That’s not a good start for a team that gets no breaks early on in 2018.