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LeGarrette Blount suffers groin injury, will be OK

LeGarrette Blount AP

Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount left Friday night’s preseason game after his leg bent underneath him in an ugly way, but there was good news after the game: Blount should be fine.

Although it looked like Blount’s knee may have been injured when he was hit, Bucs coach Greg Schiano said Blount’s knee was fine, and that a strained groin was the only issue.

I think he’ll be OK,” Schiano said of Blount. “I don’t think it’s too bad. It’s not a knee. It’s more up in his groin area. [The trainers] are not really sure exactly. He just got bent in a funny way. He’s obviously going to be sore, but other than that I think he’ll be OK.”

But while Schiano was pleased with the prognosis on Blount, the Bucs didn’t have much else to be happy about. They lost 30-7, and the offense did nothing impressive: The Bucs’ only score came after Tampa Bay’s defense put the offense on the field at the 2-yard line. Blount dodging a bullet was one of the few pieces of good news for Tampa Bay.

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7 Responses to “LeGarrette Blount suffers groin injury, will be OK”
  1. talkintrashallday says: Aug 18, 2012 7:59 AM

    there’s no way it’s just a groin injury. teams lie about injuries all the time. i know his knee is swollen to the size of a grapefruit right now!

  2. doctorfootball says: Aug 18, 2012 8:11 AM

    Good to hear for Bucs fans. The shot that he took looked like it was to the side of his knee. I thought he was done for the season after watching the replays.

  3. clw1906 says: Aug 18, 2012 9:28 AM

    Good for him. I mean they need him to complete that (ahem) best RB duo in the nfl. O_o

  4. chrisdacommish says: Aug 18, 2012 9:35 AM

    Would not want to be in the first team meeting reviewing game film of this snoozer….Bucs did not look good… But its only preseason… Dont get too high or too low…one thing is for sure though, depth at a few positions (name any defensive spot) is going to be a major issue from what we have seen thus far…Go Bucs….

  5. gnarlesbarkley says: Aug 18, 2012 9:46 AM

    Easy for Schiano to say.

  6. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Aug 18, 2012 10:05 AM

    I can’t hear about a groin injury without thinking about Sam Malone’s rap performance.

  7. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 18, 2012 11:41 AM

    I seen the hit, surprised not a knee injury..

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