Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sears Carted Off Field with Ankle Injury

620 WDAE is reporting that Aaron Sears was carted off of the field earlier today with an ankle sprain. He was later seen walking with crutches by the field. Sears, a second round pick in this years draft, had been getting starting reps in training camp and has looked very good. Sears has been a nice surprise foe the Bucs at the guard spot and has shown an ability to get a great push off of the ball.

With Jeb Terry going down during the preseason game against the Jaguars the Bucs may have found themselves thin at a position that seemed to have a lot of depth. Anthony Davis will get the majority of the reps at right guard for Sears while he is out, but he is also the backup left tackle for Luke Petigout who has had injury concerns himself in the preseason.

The Bucs need good production out of the offensive line to be able to run Gruden's offense to the fullest. The Bucs have yet to have a decent offensive line since the Super Bowl year, but they had looked good so far. If the Bucs were to lose Sears and Terry it would be a huge blow to the offensive line. Hopefully Sears will come heal up and be ready for opening day.

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