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Injury update



Several Bucs sustained injuries Saturday against the Dolphins.

Alex Smith is on the shelf with an ankle injury and Patrick Chukwurah has a knee injury. Coach Jon Gruden did not give a sense of the severity of Smith's injury, but Chukwurah's could be problematic. Gruden said he is "week to week to week," whatever that means.

Elsewhere, we're still confused about what exactly is going on with right tackle Jeremy Trueblood. It appears he didn't practice today and Gruden said afterward Trueblood was experiencing "symptoms of having a problem." Not sure what that means, either.

Gruden said safety Tanard Jackson (hamstring) and cornerback Phillip Buchanon (hand) could return this week against the Texans, and he added that guard Arron Sears is rehabbing his injured ankle and is expected to play in the season opener, but time will tell.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:48pm]


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