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Freeman has sprained thumb, but Morris said it's not an issue

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November

Bucs coach Raheem Morris revealed Thursday that quarterback Josh Freeman suffered a sprained right thumb in the loss to the Bears in London.

But Morris was pretty clear that Freeman's injury is not an issue - he's practiced the past two weeks without any problems. It only came up when Freeman was spotted in a Wednesday's NFL Network interview with tape on his thumb, and now, apparently, the Bucs plan to add him to their injury report.

"Ask the Saints, I guess they reported it, you can ask those guys," Morris quipped. "That's why we reported it, because the league asked us to. He sprained it in the Chicago game, came in and practiced during the bye week, and didn't miss anything this week....We had to report it and tell you guys, so we can have to talk about this in my press conference today, because the league has to have something to talk about, so we're talking about it."  

Morris appeared amused with all the fuss over the taped thumb, and joked with reporters that he can "make it a big deal if you want me to." 

But, it's safe to say, Freeman will be lining up under center against the Saints Sunday. Injury report or not.

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com

 

[Last modified: Thursday, November 3, 2011 1:59pm]

    

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