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.

14 responses to “Bucs defensive backs coach tears patella tendon

  1. 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

  2. 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)

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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