LeGarrette Blount suffers groin injury, will be OK


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.