Bucs WR Murphy lost for the season with torn ACL
Receiver Louis Murphy has a torn right anterior cruciate ligament and will be lost for the season, coach Lovie Smith confirmed Monday.
Murphy, the team's No. 3 receiver, was injured after a 29-yard reception when he was tackled by Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland with just under eight minutes left in the first quarter of the Bucs' 31-30 loss.
"He sustained an ACL injury that will force him to miss the rest of the season,'' Smith said Monday.
Receiver Vincent Jackson suffered a knee injury Sunday and did not finish the game. "We'll contiinue to evaluate him,'' Smith said.
Murphy had 10 catches for 198 yards and no touchdowns this season. The former Florida and Lakewood High star is in his second season with the Bucs.
The loss of Murphy means rookie Donteea Dye would assume the role as the Bucs' third receiver. Dye, from Div. III Heidelburg University, had his first career touchdown reception Sunday.