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Hargreaves out ‘a few days’ after laceration to lower leg

Bucs cornerback needed stitches Friday after taking a spike to the leg during practice.
Bucs corner Vernon Hargreaves will miss "a few days" recovering from a laceration to his lower leg in practice Friday.
(MONICA HERNDON | Times)
Bucs corner Vernon Hargreaves will miss "a few days" recovering from a laceration to his lower leg in practice Friday. (MONICA HERNDON | Times)
Published Jul. 28, 2018

The Bucs will be without starting cornerback Vernon Hargreaves for "a few days" after he took a laceration to his lower right leg in Friday's practice.

Hargreaves watched practice Saturday, and coach Dirk Koetter said the injury required some stitches, but was not as severe as the gash that kept Brent Grimes from playing in the entire preseason last year (pic here if you really, really need to see it).

"Not too bad," Koetter said of Hargreaves' injury. "He got a spike right on the shin, similar to what Grimes did last year. They had to stitch it up. He's going to miss a few days. But nothing that's going to keep him out longterm."

Hargreaves is competing for two jobs in training camp, as both a starting outside cornerback in base defense and inside at nickel in the nickel package. Ryan Smith and M.J. Stewart both saw action with the first-team base defense filling in for Hargreaves during Saturday's workout.

The Bucs have their first practice open to the general public on Sunday and have the day off Monday, so he could be back when they return Tuesday.

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