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Bucs’ Jordan Whitehead will play Super Bowl 55 with partially torn labrum

The safety was injured in the win over Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Jordan Whitehead will play Super Bowl 55 with a “significant tear“ in his labrum.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Jordan Whitehead will play Super Bowl 55 with a “significant tear“ in his labrum. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Feb. 7
Updated Feb. 7

TAMPA — Safety Jordan Whitehead is known as one of the Bucs’ toughest players, but that grit will be tested in Super Bowl 55.

Whitehead will play tonight at Raymond James Stadium with a “significant tear“ in his labrum, an injury he sustained in the Bucs’ win at Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game two weeks ago.

Whitehead will wear a harness on his shoulder but will require surgery sometime this offseason. The Bucs’ other safety, rookie Antoine Winfield Jr., will be playing with a sprained ankle that forced him to miss the NFC title game.

Whitehead forced a fumble by Packers running back Aaron Jones two weeks ago that was one of the biggest plays in the game.

Don’t be surprised if the Bucs utilize safety Mike Edwards, who has an interception in the playoffs and has performed extremely well.

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