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Bucs get good news on Gerald McCoy: calf strain but status for Monday game at Carolina uncertain



The Bucs may not be without thier best player on defense for very long.

DT Gerald McCoy has a left calf strain, an MRI revealed, but his status for Monday night's game at Carolina is still 'a wait and see deal,' the team confirmed.

McCoy was injured in the first half of Sunday's 27-7 loss to the Broncos and had to be helped to the sideline. Following the game, the four-time Pro Bowl player was wearing a walking boot on his left leg and was not at practice Monday.

But the injury apparently is not serious enough to rule McCoy out of Monday night's game in Charlotte. That's a break for the Bucs, who have been plagued by injuries to their defensive line. DE Robert Ayers missed the last two games with an ankle injury. Rookie DE Noah Spence had to leave Sunday's game with a right shoulder injury and did not practice Monday. The Bucs lost DE Jacquies Smith to a season-ending torn ACL in the season opener at Atlanta.



[Last modified: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:55pm]


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