Bucs score TD on first drive, but Tristan Wirfs heads to locker room

USA Today

The Buccaneers had a potentially significant injury on their opening drive of the playoffs.

Bucs right tackle Tristan Wirfs, a first-team All-Pro, appeared to have his leg rolled up on, stayed in the game for a couple more plays, and then had to be helped off the field.

Wirfs walked to the locker room without having to go on the cart, but the medical staff needed to assist him. The Bucs said he is questionable with an ankle injury.

A stalwart on the offensive line throughout his two-year career, Wirfs is one of the players the Bucs least wanted to lose to an injury. He has never missed a snap, so the Bucs don’t really know how hard it will be to replace him.

Tampa Bay’s offense did manage to salvage the drive and march down the field for a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead with 10:00 left in the first quarter.

14 responses to “Bucs score TD on first drive, but Tristan Wirfs heads to locker room

  1. Favorable roughing the passer penalty helped that drive.
    We can already see how the pick plays aren’t going to be called on this game. Bucs all the way till they play Rogers. That is exactly what the NFL wants so the games will be called as such.

  2. The refs didn’t wait long to see who they want to win the game. That questionable roughing the passer call on TB is a preview of how the officiating is going to play out.

  3. No was philly can win. Bucs Are probably the better team and officials will make sure they don’t.

  4. They probably won’t need more than 7 points. The Tampa defense is playing about nine guys in the box and daring Hurts to throw, and he can’t. Running can get you in as a Wild Card, but you aren’t going further unless you can throw too.

  5. Eagles fans already blaming the refs. Questionable calls on both teams. Eagles just can’t fly today

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