Buccaneers post-game injury update
A few injury issues to tie up after the Buccaneers' win here at Raymond James Stadium.
S Will Allen appears to have a broken right thumb after X-rays revealed a crack. He was wearing a cast after the game but doesn't yet know whether he'll need surgery. His injury might not seem that big on the surface, but it does affect the depth at safety a great deal. After his injury, Tanard Jackson had to leave briefly with an unknown injury. That's when little-known Corey Lynch was pressed into action.
CB Elbert Mack played most of the first half but didn't play in the second half. Turns out, that was because of a badly-sprained right ankle that was very swollen afterward. He suffered the injury on Thursday in practice and said he knew it might affect his availability today. Torrie Cox finished the game as the nickel CB and played fairly solid.
WR Antonio Bryant said it wasn't his decision to sit out the game. He indicated doctors and coaches overruled him. Though it seems it was his decision to sit out of practice on Thursday and Friday, he apparently did so in hopes his knee injury would make enough progress to allow him to play today. It's too early to say where Bryant stands for next week.