The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have celebrated their 27-17 win over the Bears Sunday, but have some apparent news that’s not worthy of a celebration by any means.
Running back Chase Edmonds went down during the Bucs victory on Sunday. Edmonds would eventually be ruled out for the remainder of the game and it is reported that he will miss significant time.
This news coming from NFL Insider Jordan Schultz, where the timetable Schultz is reporting looks to be four to six weeks.
Sources: #Buccaneers RB Chase Edmonds has a Grade 2 MCL sprain on his knee and will be out 4-6 weeks.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) September 18, 2023
Edmonds is likely to go on short-term IR. The injury occurred during Tampa’s win over the #Bears. pic.twitter.com/x9yveDk1lv
Edmonds has been a key role player on special teams as well as the offense for the Bucs thus far in 2023. He has four carries for 20 yards and looked like he may see the ball often during Sunday’s game. But the injury occurred early on in the game to see that potential become reality.
For now, Tampa Bay doesn’t appear to have any plans or intentions to bring someone else in to replace Edmonds. Head coach Todd Bowles said Monday that they will move forward for the time being with the depth they currently have at the position.