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Brent Grimes lacerates leg, could miss Bucs' preseason opener

Brent Grimes is carted off the field after sustaining an injury Wednesday at One Buc Place. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]

Brent Grimes is carted off the field after sustaining an injury Wednesday at One Buc Place. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

It was breath-holding time late in Wednesday's training camp practice for the Bucs when cornerback Brent Grimes got tangled with a receiver and crumpled to the ground holding his lower right leg.

However, the injury wasn't serious.

Grimes, 34, suffered a lacerated right leg near his shin and was carted off the football field. As a precaution, the Bucs may not play him in Friday's preseason opener at Cincinnati.

"It was a laceration. I think he got a spike,'' Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said. "It was kind of a nasty-looking laceration on his shin. I think he'll be fine.''

The Bucs can ill-afford to lose either starting cornerback, especially Grimes, who tied for the team lead with four interceptions last season.

Cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah did not practice Wednesday after aggravating a knee injury in practice that forced him to miss games last season. Adjei-Barimah is expected to undergo more tests Wednesday.

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Brent Grimes lacerates leg, could miss Bucs' preseason opener 08/09/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:48am]
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