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Right tackle Jeremy Trueblood missing from Bucs practice

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UPDATE, 3:13 p.m.: Coach Greg Schiano said after practice that Trueblood's injury is to an ankle. While he was able to finish practice on Wednesday, when the injury occurred, he had too much soreness to practice today.

The team will continue to monitor the injury and it's too early to determine whether Trueblood will play on Sunday.

"I hope he'll be able to do something before we play Sunday and be (ready) for Sunday," Schiano said.

12:35 p.m.: Starting right tackle Jeremy Trueblood is not practicing today, apparently suffering from a left leg or knee issue.

Trueblood was seen this morning, during the media viewing portion of practice, riding an exercise bike while the team conducted its practice. He was wearing a long sleeve on his left leg and walked with a noticeable limp.

If Trueblood happens to miss Sunday's game at New York -- against the Giants' dangerous defensive front, no less -- the Bucs likely would turn to backup Demar Dotson, who spent the preseason at left tackle in place of injured Donald Penn. Dotson's past experience has come mostly at right tackle, where he is more comfortable.

Also today, running back LeGarrette Blount, as promised, is back on the field. He had been undergoing tests that determined his issues against Carolina resulted from a stinger.

Coach Greg Schiano will speak with reporters after practice and an injury update will come later in the day.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 13, 2012 3:15pm]

    

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