The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had several players battling injuries before their Wild Card game Monday night. The Buccaneers will play the Dallas Cowboys a little shorthanded this week.
The Buccaneers have been dealing with injuries all season, a large factor in why they won the NFC South with a losing record.
— Buccaneers Communications (@BuccaneersComms) January 14, 2023
According to the Buccaneers’ injury report on Saturday, offensive guard Nick Leverett and tight end Kyle Rudolph did not participate in Saturday’s practice and are doubtful for Monday night. That’s not promising for their availability in the Wild Card game.
The Buccaneers listed nine players as questionable against the Cowboys. Questionable
CB Carlton Davis, shoulder
S Mike Edwards, hip
C Robert Hainsey, hamstring
OL John Molchon, ankle
OLB Carl Nassib, pectoral
S Keanu Neal, hip
S Logan Ryan, knee
OT Donovan Smith, foot
NT Vita Vea, calf
Todd Bowles says there are no players ruled out for Monday. Some of the offensive linemen are sore, but have two more days to rest. Will make determination on who starts at center on day of the game. Too early to say what backup plan would be if Nick Leverett cannot play.
— Brianna Dix (@briannadixNFL) January 14, 2023
According to Brianna Dix, who covers the Buccaneers, head coach Todd Bowles said recently that no players had been ruled out for the game. They’ll make their decision for the starting offensive lineup on Monday. We’ll have a better idea of the Buccaneers’ plans when they announce elevations and promotions.