The collective breath of Raymond James Stadium gasped on Sunday when star wide receiver Mike Evans suffered a knee injury and had problems walking off the field. Somehow, some way he didn’t suffer any major structural damage and is going to be a game time decision. Evans was a limited participant during Thursday’s practice.
The only Buccaneer that will be missing the game is defensive lineman Jeremiah Ledbetter who is dealing with a calf injury. Cornerback Carlton Davis was a full participant on Thursday with a groin injury.
For the Washington Football Team, they will be without linebacker Thomas Davis Sr. who is dealing with a knee injury. Running back Antonio Gibson, wide receiver Terry McLaurin, linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, and quarterback Alex Smith are all listed as questionable and Washington head coach Ron Rivera has given first team snaps to backup quarterback Taylor Heineke in preparation of Alex Smith’s potential inability to play or should he need to come out of the game with that calf injury.
You can see the full injury report below, but it appears the Buccaneers are in good shape headed into their first playoff game in thirteen years.
The Buccaneers and Washington Football Team kickoff Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC. Mike Tirico and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy will be on the call.