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Bucs fear Adrian Clayborn’s injury will be a serious one


The Buccaneers may have bigger problems than being 1-2.

Defensive end Adrian Clayborn left the loss at Dallas with what appeared to be a serious right leg injury. According to Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times, several players suggested the injury was season-ending.

Clayborn was emotional as he left the locker room wearing a brace from thigh to ankle, and his teammates were clearly upset.

“He’s the beast on our defense,” defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said. “You can always expect a big hit from him or a dynamic play of some sort. That’s what he means to our defense.”

Asked about Clayborn’s condition, coach Greg Schiano said only: “We’re going to have to wait and see until tomorrow.”

Clayborn had 7.5 sacks last year, and was the one consistent source of pass-rush for the Bucs.

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5 Responses to “Bucs fear Adrian Clayborn’s injury will be a serious one”
  1. Nic says: Sep 23, 2012 6:22 PM

    Over such a pointless game too. The offense could have at least gave these boys an effort for the hard work they put in. Polar opposites out there today.

  2. mattamp says: Sep 23, 2012 7:25 PM

    Too bad about that injury. Bucs D has been pretty good, like old Bucs D. As for the offense, Bucs coaches have transformed a big mobile QB into a statue. Freeman looks confused, refuses to scramble or run when that option is there.

  3. amaf21 says: Sep 23, 2012 7:45 PM


  4. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 23, 2012 7:59 PM

    amaf21 says: Sep 23, 2012 7:45 PM


    For what? I’m a Giants fan and I don’t think so.

  5. wu360 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:46 PM

    Karma really? I’m a Giants fan and invade any one has forgotten, this is football. It wasn’t a cheap shot at the end of the Bucs G-Men game. It was TB saying we are on a comeback and will hit you in the mouth, that’s it.

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