Shaq Barrett has sprained ACL, MCL; Bucs hope for playoff return

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Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said after Sunday’s 32-6 win over the Panthers that the initial diagnosis of edge rusher Shaq Barrett‘s knee injury was that he had a minor sprained MCL, but added that he’d have further tests on Monday.

The results of those tests have led to a less positive diagnosis for Barrett. Arians told reporters on Monday that Barrett has a sprained ACL in addition to the MCL sprain.

Barrett will not play in the final two weeks of the regular season and Arians said that the team is hopeful that he will be able to return for the playoffs. He joins running back Leonard Fournette, linebacker Lavonte David, wide receiver Mike Evans, and edge rusher Jason Pierre-Paul as players that the Buccaneers hope to get back in the lineup for their bid for another Super Bowl title.

Barrett recorded his 10th sack of the season before getting hurt on Sunday and having him providing pressure off the edge would be a big plus to their postseason hopes.

 

5 responses to “Shaq Barrett has sprained ACL, MCL; Bucs hope for playoff return

  1. They play the Jets and Panthers to finish the season and already have the NFC south crown. They can rest everyone if they wanted to.

  2. Let’s see how they do this year in the playoffs without a clean bill of health down the entire roster.

    One and done.

  3. This team is in trouble. Unfortunately injuries can derail any team.

    Chiefs look very healthy and very dangerous.

  4. Let’s see how they do this year in the playoffs without a clean bill of health down the entire roster.
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    Didn’t that Brady guy play with a torn ACL?

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