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Buccaneers CB Jude Adjei-Barimah Suffers Patellar Fracture, Could Miss 4 Months

Jenna Laine of ESPN, citing a league source, is reporting that Buccaneers CB Jude Adjei-Barimah suffered a patellar fracture in his right knee.

According to Laine, doctors have recommended surgery, but Adjei-Barimah plans to get a second opinion on his knee before committing to anything.

Unfortunately, this is the second time Adjei-Barimah has suffered this injury in the past two seasons. Laine says that he could be looking at a recovery time of around four months or so.

Adjei-Barimah, 25, wound up signing on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Bowling Green back in 2015. He was waived coming out of the preseason but later signed to the team’s practice squad.

After a month on the taxi squad, the Buccaneers called Adjei-Barimah to their active roster. However, he was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.

The Buccaneers placed him on injured reserve in December of last year after he suffered the patellar injury.

In 2016, Adjei-Barimah appeared in all 10 games and recorded 22 tackles, two sacks, no interceptions, a forced fumble and two pass defenses of the Buccaneers.