Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy’s rookie year ended early thanks to a torn biceps muscle.
Now it looks like his second year is going to end the same way. McCoy left Sunday’s loss to the Saints with a right arm injury and now Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times is reporting that McCoy has torn the biceps once again. The only difference was that it was his left arm last time.
“It’s unfortunate,” CB Ronde Barber said. “You hate to see that happen, especially with a young player. We’re a different team without him.”
The Bucs struggled to stop the run without McCoy in the game and they’ll have to figure out a solution to his absence at the under tackle if they are going to bounce back and remain in the race for a playoff spot in the NFC. Brian Price, Roy Miller and Frank Okam are the other defensive tackles on the roster and none of them are particularly well suited for the job McCoy did in the middle of the defensive line.