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Cody Grimm possibly out for season

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November

Safety Cody Grimm, enjoying a wonderful rookie campaign in an unplanned starting capacity, suffered what was said to be a broken left fibula while blocking for CB Aqib Talib on an interception return. With five games remaining in the regular season, the injury likely is season-ending.

A Ravens player fell on Grimm’s leg from behind while Grimm’s foot was planted in the turf. As trainers reached Grimm on the field, they immediately called for the a cart to transport Grimm to the locker room.

Asked the impact Grimm’s loss would have, Raheem Morris said, “He’s our starter. You lose a starter in the game and a guy who’s been playing well for us throughout the season. (Then) you have to go out there with a guy who has had limited reps and a guy who didn’t have as much opportunity this week is always going to be hurtful.”

That guy who entered the game was Sabby Piscitelli, the player Grimm beat out for the starting job when the Bucs were forced to replace standout Tanard Jackson following his NFL substance-abuse suspension.

Piscitelli likely will be the starter going forward.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 28, 2010 10:45pm]

    

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