Report: LeGarrette Blount to miss several weeks with MCL sprain

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The Bucs have kept a pretty tight lid on the status of running back LeGarrette Blount.  And that approach is fully within the rules; all any team has to disclose about its players is injured whether and to what extent they practice on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (or Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the Monday night participants), and ultimately whether they are out, doubtful, questionable, or probable to play.

On Wednesday, the team disclosed that Blount didn’t participate in practice due to a knee injury.  In his Thursday press conference, coach Raheem Morris indicates, vaguely, that Blount didn’t practice.

According to J.P. Peterson of WQYK-AM 1010 in Tampa (via JoeBucsFan.com), Blount will miss “several weeks” with a Grade 2 MCL sprain.  The injury happened during a 48-3 blowout loss to the 49ers.

Earnest Graham is expected to assume the role of the No. 1 tailback in Blount’s absence.  The Bucs face the Saints on Sunday.

30 responses to “Report: LeGarrette Blount to miss several weeks with MCL sprain

  1. @ marcsasharc
    It ended up being a blowout, but at the time Blount was injured there was still a chance of a comeback. If It happened on the 3rd play of the Bucs first drive in the 3rd quarter. Granted that would have been a hell of a comeback, but it has happened a few times this year.

    On the injury. The wording is kind of down playing it.
    They are calling it a Grade 2 MCL sprain. Which is essentially a partial tear.

  2. waxthat says:
    Oct 13, 2011 6:08 PM
    Willis & Bowman hurt people.

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    You forgot about Goldson.

  3. Son of a bench!!! And enough with the trent richardson comments already i’d rather the bucs just use early pick on defense, get wrs and rbs late in the draft

  4. Fantasy football is like dungeons and dragons. thats why its called FANTASY football.get a girlfriend.

  5. “Somewhere Carnell Williams is dying of laughter.”

    No hes not….. he’s playing for the Rams

  6. muttbolts says:
    Oct 13, 2011 7:26 PM
    Fantasy football is like dungeons and dragons. thats why its called FANTASY football.get a girlfriend

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    How does that make sense? It’s easy to tell the people who are completely clueless about something.

    My league for instance, is 10 guys.
    5 = married
    1 = engaged
    2 = have girlfriends
    2 = single

    So, Im not sure what fantasy football has to do with having a girlfriend lol. I guess having a better understanding of the game makes you a geek these days. Wow.

  7. I wish they would get rid of the injury report. For years its only purpose was to influence the point spreads. Unfortunately, with fantasy football a huge money-maker, they will keep trotting out vague/subjective explanations of a player’s ability to start/play.

    @thetruth619: Tallying stats does not make one have a better understanding of the game. Some FF players do have a good grasp on the game but I would bet they had that before playing FF.

  8. @FinFan

    I have a pretty good understanding of the game, and did before playing FF. And at one point Im sure I looked at it as silly. But I do admit, FF does make you pay attention to things you may not normally pay attention to. Its much more than tallying stats. If you play, I’m sure you’d agree with that. At the very least, it makes normally boring games interesting. I would never have imagined myself giving a damn what happens in a Cleveland/Jacksonville game lol.

  9. FinFan68 says: Oct 13, 2011 9:48 PM

    I wish they would get rid of the injury report. For years its only purpose was to influence the point spreads. Unfortunately, with fantasy football a huge money-maker, they will keep trotting out vague/subjective explanations of a player’s ability to start/play.

    @thetruth619: Tallying stats does not make one have a better understanding of the game. Some FF players do have a good grasp on the game but I would bet they had that before playing FF.

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    You do realize that the coaches are the ones that give out these vague, subjective explanations right? Do you really think that that coaches give a crap weather or not the NFL makes money on fantasy football? One with a better understanding of the game might say that these vague explanations are given as a strategic ploy by the team to not tip their hand and keep their opponents guessing about what to prepare for…. by the way Blount going out really hurts my fantasy team, loved the way my Niners played that game though.

  10. @thetruth619

    Exactly. Fantasy football has made me a fan of the league. Fan of the NFL, as opposed to just a fan of my hometown team.

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