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Report: Doug Martin has torn labrum, could be out for year

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Buccaneers running back Doug Martin said after yesterday’s loss to the Falcons he hadn’t separated his shoulder when he was hit by Falcons safety William Moore.

Turns out, it could be much worse.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Martin is believed to have suffered a torn labrum on the play, and his season could be over.

If so, it adds to what has already been a disappointing season for him and the team. He had just one 100-yard game in the first six, after rushing for 1,454 yards as a rookie.

Any injury was going to throw his status for Thursday’s game against the Panthers in doubt, but if this diagnosis is confirmed, it effectively leaves the Bucs with one good offensive player (Vincent Jackson) for the rest of the year.

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29 Responses to “Report: Doug Martin has torn labrum, could be out for year”
  1. bucrightoff says: Oct 21, 2013 12:01 PM

    Season is over, shut him down and save the mileage and wear and tear.

  2. onebucplace says: Oct 21, 2013 12:01 PM

    Martin has played well, the offensive line and the playing calling has been horrible this year. Last year the playing calling was horrible too but the offensive line played well.

    Get your rehab started Martin and be 100% for next year, whoever our new coach is will need you.

    Best of luck.

  3. enzo1030 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:02 PM

    biggest bust in 1st round fantasy history.

  4. ad2k13 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:15 PM

    Turns out a hamster labrum doesn’t hold up so well in the NFL.

  5. qdog112 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:16 PM

    Too bad for Martin. What’s Schiano’s 40 time? Never mind. There’s a U-Haul backing upi to the dock.

  6. coltzfan166 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:25 PM

    And there goes the Bucs season. As well as my fantasy season.

  7. daknight93 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:25 PM

    well, stick a fork in the bucs 2013 season, they are done for good..only optimistic and positive move will be a new head coaching staff in 2014 and doug martin and rest of team can look forward to better days in future.

  8. deliveredbysherpa says: Oct 21, 2013 12:36 PM

    Hello, Helu… What can you do?

  9. NoobTubeTV says: Oct 21, 2013 12:44 PM

    @coltzfan166

    The Bucs season was over in July.

  10. jrbdmb says: Oct 21, 2013 12:52 PM

    “And there goes the Bucs season. ”

    Their season was shot a few weeks ago, after the Freeman fiasco. The only questions now are (1) if they’ll suck enough to beat out the Jags and Giants for the #1 pick in next year’s draft, (2) if Schiano makes it to the end of the season.

  11. 407magic says: Oct 21, 2013 1:03 PM

    Fire the coach for not firing the O. Coordinator mike Sullivan. He has held back that offense with his terrible inconsistent play calling.

  12. madmax80 says: Oct 21, 2013 1:05 PM

    Just put him on IR.

    If the torn labrum doesn’t claim the rest of his season, the staph infection following the surgery will.

  13. raiderufan says: Oct 21, 2013 1:09 PM

    I’m afraid to scroll down past this story…

    Reggie Wayne out for season
    Doug Martin most likely out for season

    My fantasy team is crumbling story by story….

  14. southpaw2k says: Oct 21, 2013 1:17 PM

    jrbdmb says:
    Oct 21, 2013 12:52 PM
    “And there goes the Bucs season. ”

    Their season was shot a few weeks ago, after the Freeman fiasco. The only questions now are (1) if they’ll suck enough to beat out the Jags and Giants for the #1 pick in next year’s draft, (2) if Schiano makes it to the end of the season.

    ————————————————

    1. Not likely. The Jaguars stand a real chance at going 0-16 if they don’t beat Cleveland in Week 13. The Giants and Bucs probably won’t win more than 3 games apiece, but the Jaguars will most likely wind up with the #1 overall pick in April.

    2. There is no way Schiano makes it to Week 17. The Bucs play Thursday night at home, and if they lose that game (which they probably will), I’d be willing to bet come Friday morning we’ll find out Schiano’s been canned and an interim coach will take over with the extended break until their Week 9 game at Seattle.

  15. stevietimmy says: Oct 21, 2013 1:23 PM

    enzo1030 says:
    Oct 21, 2013 12:02 PM
    biggest bust in 1st round fantasy history.

    —————————————-
    Uh yeah, CJ Spiller anyone? At least Martin has put his “owners” out of their misery. The faithful Spiller people still put him in the line-up, week in… week out.

  16. tpa43 says: Oct 21, 2013 1:24 PM

    It’s ok. He is overrated anyway. He had 127 carries for 456 yards, which comes out to 3.6 yards per carry with one touchdown and one fumble on the ground. That is not really good enough to make a GameDay roster unless your main backs are injured.

  17. wingz101 says: Oct 21, 2013 1:31 PM

    As a Lions fan … all I can say is that I am so happy that for once the gong show isn’t taking place in Detroit!

  18. contract says: Oct 21, 2013 1:40 PM

    Time for Mike James to step up and represent the U!

  19. gogatorsjohn says: Oct 21, 2013 1:50 PM

    As a Bucs fan, I hope he gets better but I am sorta glad this helps the team get in better position for a top 3 pick. Only thing is, I am not too confident their executives can evaluate talent. Bring in a new everything next year please.

  20. phinfan says: Oct 21, 2013 1:56 PM

    Ugh i should call my fantasy team the hospital patience

  21. pftfan says: Oct 21, 2013 1:59 PM

    I don’t know how players tear shoulder labrums and go back to playing football.

    It’s one of the toughest repairs to bounce back from. Your range of motion is never the same, and the fear of repeat subluxation and dislocation is still there.

  22. pigskinaholic says: Oct 21, 2013 2:00 PM

    Fire Schiano

    Fire Sullivan

    Fire Dominik

    Cut all rutgers players

    Spray some febreeze anti-bacterial in that locker room, and let’s wait for the draft.

    This is the worst year ever as a Bucs fan. From so many angles.

  23. onebucplace says: Oct 21, 2013 2:42 PM

    407magic says:
    Oct 21, 2013 1:03 PM
    Fire the coach for not firing the O. Coordinator mike Sullivan. He has held back that offense with his terrible inconsistent play calling.

    ————-

    Actually you’re quite wrong on this. When Sullivan sticks to his “script” he actually does OK. BUT as Schiano has openly said he gets involved with the offensive play calling as the game goes along and generally that’s where the problem is. At the beginning of games they tend to be more varied with the play calling but as the game continues they get more conservative and more predictable. That’s Schiano sticking his Jersey Trash nose in the middle of everything. In no way would I want Sullivan back but I’d much more blame Schiano than Sullivan based off what I’ve observed and watched. Once Schiano is fired after Thursday’s game I’d expect whoever the interim coach is, probably Wannstedt, to allow Sullivan to call more his game so we’ll see what happens.

  24. pftmaniac says: Oct 21, 2013 2:55 PM

    If this report is true, it’s very disappointing for Doug Martin. I just had surgery for a torn labrum back in July, and it sucks. The rehab is at least 6-9 months, unless you have whatever help Adrian Peterson had…

  25. njligernj says: Oct 21, 2013 3:59 PM

    Remember when Sheridan (the Bucs DC) mocked the idea of the fans knowing anything about football by jokingly inviting them to work?

    Well there are posts from fans talking about the play which injured Martin (which they ran twice before) talking about how it was an insane play for a RB to be running and it was going to get him injured.

    … so maybe we should indeed take up Sheridan on his offer because I (and many others) could have told them that play was a) not going to work and b) was dangerous (more dangerous than the average football play which is inherently dangerous).

    I have been a Bucs fan for a long time (as long as I could have been) and this is the worst situation ever. Not the worst team — in fact it’s a very talented team with arguably up to 8 pro-bowlers — but the worst coaching I have ever seen in football for a team I follow (and a close second to the worst coaching I have ever seen in any sport … Schiano would be the worst in most cities but some moron made Barry Melrose head coach of the Lightning for a few weeks and that was even worse).

  26. bag217 says: Oct 21, 2013 4:31 PM

    He’s on my fantasy team. His season never started.

  27. muttbolts91 says: Oct 21, 2013 4:35 PM

    It looked like a hit on a defenseless receiver. As a bucs fan I know what that looks like.

  28. sillec28 says: Oct 21, 2013 5:13 PM

    Long-time Bucs fan and season ticket holder. I’m wondering if any NFL team has had a season like the Bucs have had so far. Between being 0-6, the starting QB not showing up for the team picture and everything else about the Freeman fiasco, the staph infection (have any home teams ever had to clean their visitor’s locker room because of fear that the last team to use it might have infected it?), the injuries, and everything else, it’s been one long nightmare (and there’s still a lot of time left for things to get even worse).

  29. labucs says: Oct 22, 2013 12:44 AM

    Can you imagine the field day Gruden will have if the Bucs are 0-8 and Piano is still coach going into the Monday night game?

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