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Bucs defensive backs coach tears patella tendon

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The sideline was a dangerous place to be Sunday in Tampa.

Saints head coach Sean Payton broke his leg and tore his MCL in the first half, and Bucs defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake suffered a self-inflicted wound in the second half.

Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times reports that defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake tore his patella tendon late in the game while celebrating Tampa’s game-sealing interception.

The Bucs head to London this week. Lake will reportedly undergo surgery during the team’s bye week, but it’s hard to imagine he could make the trip after this injury.

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14 Responses to “Bucs defensive backs coach tears patella tendon”
  1. 504in860 says: Oct 16, 2011 8:46 PM

    What are the odds? What a weird day…hope both coaches recover soon!

  2. Deb says: Oct 16, 2011 8:46 PM

    Goodness! It’s just not safe on the sidelines anymore …

  3. beastson says: Oct 16, 2011 8:55 PM

    Anything you can do Bucs can do better

  4. redgreen3b1 says: Oct 16, 2011 9:07 PM

    they better fine lake for hurting himself & grahm for smashing his coach. No injury should go unpunished. Lol. Coach safety rules. Wish they had both gotten concussions 2 c what goodell would do about that

  5. seneca1ss says: Oct 16, 2011 9:07 PM

    That game nearly game me a heart attack. Scary offense them Saints have. Hope both coaches a speedy recovery

    (we play again in 3 weeks)

  6. gocowboys42 says: Oct 16, 2011 9:38 PM

    Why is it hard to imagine he wont make the trip to Wembley……. He isnt waiting an extra week to get surgery so he can practice his wheelchair wheelies

  7. westportjohnny says: Oct 16, 2011 9:52 PM

    if the dude ruptured his patella tendon, he’s not waiting for surgery- best to have ASAP. Otherwise, the tendon will pull down towards his ankle.

    and fortunate to be at home- can’t fly with an injury like that…. risk of clotting. otherwise, would have likely stayed local and had it fixed by a team orthopedic surgeon.

    should be able to travel in a few weeks, with jab of anticlotting drugs

  8. sdiegosteel says: Oct 16, 2011 9:52 PM

    Call up JoePa for some hints about how to handle this!

  9. raiderapologist says: Oct 16, 2011 11:37 PM

    Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times reports that defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake tore his patella tendon late in the game while celebrating Tampa’s game-sealing interception.

    They call that a Bill Grammatica.

  10. clawledge says: Oct 17, 2011 12:15 AM

    The NFL needs to make a bunch of new rules to protect people for every single possibility of injury. Maybe no tackling within 5 yards of the sidelines. And no excessive celebrations by coaches. And no shaking hands too hard.

  11. goodmengoodwill says: Oct 17, 2011 12:18 AM

    How old is Jimmy Lake? I’m an old guy too(44). I guess we shouldn’t leave our lazyboyz.

  12. axespray says: Oct 17, 2011 1:34 AM

    man these buc/saints games gone went up in intensity…

    Coaches be gettin’ knocked out now, what next?

    Fans/Janitors/Announcers/Irvin’s Coke stash… it’s an all out war on the field.

  13. savannahrose44 says: Oct 17, 2011 4:49 AM

    pssssst! You’re not 20 anymore.

  14. dannano says: Oct 17, 2011 2:05 PM

    Man…if only it was Bucs OC Greg Olson…and maybe he couldn’t coach anymore…

    A person can dream, can’t they?

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