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Bucs’ Ronald Jones to have surgery on pinkie finger

If the running back is out Sunday, Tampa Bay will likely have to turn to Leonard Fournette.
Bucs running back Ronald Jones (27) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney (20) during Sunday's game at Raymond James Stadium.
Bucs running back Ronald Jones (27) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney (20) during Sunday's game at Raymond James Stadium. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Published Dec. 15, 2020

TAMPA — The Bucs’ run of finger injuries continues.

Running back Ronald Jones is scheduled to have a surgical procedure today to have a pin placed in his broken pinkie finger.

Jones played the entirety of the Bucs’ 26-14 win over the Vikings on Sunday. He rushed 18 times for 80 yards and a touchdown.

But X-rays revealed a broken pinkie finger, and the procedure was scheduled for Tuesday.

Receiver Chris Godwin sustained a similar injury against the Raiders earlier this season but only missed one game.

If Jones is out, the Bucs will likely have to turn to Leonard Fournette, who was a healthy scratch Sunday. The Bucs benched Fournette in favor of LeSean McCoy, who responded with four carries for 32 yards to start the second half.

Jones is enjoying a career season, with 900 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 180 carries.