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Bucs place LB Black on Injured Reserve

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November

The neck injury Quincy Black suffered in Sunday's game against the Chargers has ended his season.

The Bucs linebacker was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the team announced.

Black, 28, was carted off the field after tackling running back Ryan Matthews in the third quarter of the Bucs 34-24 victory over the Chargers.

Coach Greg Schiano said Monday Black had no spinal cord damage and has 'full function,' but is experiencing some complications with his left arm. Doctors are treating him with anti-inflammatory medicine and are expected to re-evaluate his condition later in the week. 

The Bucs also announced they signed DE Ernest Owusu and WR Diondre Borel to its practice squad and released TE LaMark Brown and WR Dale Moss.

Black has use of his left arm but doctors believe there could be some nerve damage and are waiting for the swelling to go down before ordering further tests, agent Marc Lillibridge said.

"Quincy is upset, he's never been on IR before, so that's always tough,'' Lillibridge said. "As far as the time frame, he'll get a secdond MRI sometime this week and get some more drugs and help him heal up.  I talked to him earlier and he was of course bummed, but at the same time, he knows it's probably best to err on the side of caution. 

"He's flexing (the arm) and moving it but they don't know how much damage there is, they don't know what it is yet...knowing Quincy, he'd suck it up and play next week if they would let him.''

The Bucs also announced they signed DE Ernest Owusu and WR Diondre Borel to its practice squad and released TE LaMark Brown and WR Dale Moss.
 

 

 

     
 

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:52pm]

    

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