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Petitgout looking good



I took a few minutes today to watch Luke Petitgout work out on an empty practice field while the full team was wrapping up its workout.

It seems like forever since the veteran left tackle sustained his season-ending knee injury, but really, it's only been less than three months. That makes it all the more amazing that Petitgout looks as good as he does. He was out there sprinting, doing agility drills, bending, cutting -- you name it. You almost wonder if he wouldn't have been a candidate to come back for the postseason had he not been placed on injured reserve (you can't be re-activated from IR).

If I recall correctly, indications were that Petitgout did not suffer a complete tear of his ACL, which should make for a shorter recovery period.

I mentioned to Jon Gruden after practice that Petitgout was looking good and that he might have gotten him back for the playoffs. He agreed and added that safety Sabby Piscitelli is making a swift comeback from his season-ending foot injury, too. It's a shame the Bucs have had so many injuries this season, because had roster spots not been such a major issue, maybe they could have considered keeping either or both of those guys on the active roster.

Either way, both seem like they'll be ready to pick up where they left off when they return next season.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:53pm]


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