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McCoy looks to the future, will undergo surgery Wednesday



Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair his torn left bicep and his two sisters traveled from Oklahoma to support him.

Despite the season-ending injury, which occurred on the third play of Sunday's 17-16 win at Washington, McCoy remains upbeat about his future. Entering what proved  to be his final game of 2010, McCoy had 28 tackles and three sacks. He was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

"I was just having fun doing what I was doing,'' McCoy told the Buccaneers Radio Network Tuesday on 620-WDAE. "I was bouncing around in warm ups (Sunday). I said, "Look across the field. Do you see that's Donovan McNabb over there? I grew up watching him and now I get to go try and sack him. I have four more games to be a rookie. You can't take that for granted.' As soon as I said that, "Bam, I get hurt.''

The Bucs host the Detroit Lions and the No. 2 overall pick, Nebraska rookie Ndamukong Suh, who has 52 tackles, eight sacks an interception and a fumble recovery he returned for a touchdown.

""He's having a great rookie season, I can answer that,'' McCoy said. "Far as our offense being ready, our offense is ready for anybody who comes to town. We don't focus on one individual guy. He's like any other guy coming into town. He has had a great season. But I'm a defensive guy and worried about stopping their offense.''

McCoy said his faith will get him through his season-ending injury.

"It doesn't matter whether it's good or bad, everything happens for a reason and God is good regardless,'' McCoy said.






[Last modified: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 7:36pm]


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