- Schiano admitted that it would be a “stretch” for Martin to play in Week 8’s game.
Previous reports indicated that the team is holding off on placing Marin on season-ending injured reserve to see how the injury heals in the coming weeks.
Either way, even if Martin is to return, it’s doubtful that he would be back any time soon. Mike James will takeover as the team’s starting running back while Martin is out.
- Stroud adds that the Bucs will hold off on placing him on injured reserve until they know more.
Mike Garafolo reports that sources have informed him that Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is believed to have a torn labrum in his shoulder and could be out for the rest of the season.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Buccaneers RB Doug Martin could be out “several weeks or longer” with a serious shoulder injury.
Martin in undergoing an MRI on his shoulder today, so the official word regarding his injury should be available later today.
The Buccaneers season has already gotten off to about as bad of a start as you could imagine. Losing one of their best offensive weapons for an extended period of time will apply even more pressure to rookie QB Mike Glennon.
We’ll have more regarding Martin’s injury as the news is available.