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Defensive lineman Kevin Carter hasn't missed a game in his previous 12 NFL seasons. That amazing fact got us thinking: What's the worst injury he has played with? We were nearly sorry we asked.

Carter said he once was up all night before a game because of discomfort stemming from something called compartment syndrome, which was Greek to us.

According to, it's a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment to prevent permanent damage to muscle, bones and other tissue. Symptoms of compartment syndrome include: weakness and paleness in the affected extremity; swelling and numbness; severe pain during movement and the inability to move an extremity.

Voice over

Add coach Jon Gruden's vocal cords to the list of training camp injuries. After calling plays and shouting instructions - and perhaps a few other choice words - for three days, Gruden's voice was reduced to a raspy whisper Monday. His bark was noticeably absent during the morning workout, and his post-practice session with reporters was cut short. His rehab includes honey and cough drops. His voice is day to day.

Farmer Luke

Left tackle Luke Petitgout owns a farm at the base of the Blue Mountains, 20 miles north of Reading, Pa. Bela Vista Farm operates a shade tree nursery, produces high-quality hay and manages a Black Angus cattle herd. It also houses corporate retreats. And yes, Petitgout has been known to pitch in. "Hay season can get a little busy around there," he said. Check out the Web site:

Aches and pains

Linebacker Derrick Brooks (hamstring) was limited. Receiver Maurice Stovall left early to receive fluids but returned to do extra work after practice.

Joanne Korth and Stephen F. Holder, Times staff writers

Bucs camp schedule

Today: 8:30-11 a.m., 2:45-5:15 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:30-11 a.m., 2:45-5:15 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30-11 a.m., 2:45-3:55 p.m. (special teams only)

Friday: 8:30-11 a.m., 2:45-5:15 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30-11 a.m.

Sunday: 8:30-11 a.m., 2:45-5:15 p.m.

Monday: 8:30-11 a.m., 2:45-3:55 p.m. (special teams only)

Aug. 7: 8:30-11 a.m., 2:45-4:50 p.m.

Aug. 8: 8:30-11 a.m., 2:45-4:50 p.m.

Aug. 9: 10:15-11:15 a.m. (walkthrough)

Aug. 10: Patriots at Bucs, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 11: Off

Aug. 12: 2:45-4:30 p.m.

Aug. 13: 8:30-11 a.m., 2:45-4:45 p.m.

Aug. 14: 8:30-11 a.m., 2:45-4:45 p.m.

Aug. 15: 8:30-11 a.m., 2:45-4:45 p.m.

Aug. 16: 8:30-10:45 a.m.

Aug. 18: Bucs at Jaguars, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 25: Bucs at Dolphins, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 30: Texans at Bucs, 8 p.m.

- Practices are free until moved to Tampa starting Aug. 17 - Games air on Ch. 8