Posted October 24, 2013

Report: Bucs optimistic Doug Martin can return by Week 10

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Buccaneers back Doug Martin says his shoulder injury isn't season ending. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin tore his labrum against the Falcons. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Buccaneers confirmed running back Doug Martin would miss Thursday’s game with a torn labrum, but he could return to help salvage the season. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports via Twitter that the team is optimistic Martin can return by Week 10.

Rapoport reports the next two weeks will determine if Martin returns or if the Bucs shut him down for the season.

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Martin was asked Tuesday if his shoulder injury was season-ending.

“No,” Martin said. “Right now, I’m doing treatment on it with the trainers and taking it day by day and seeing how it feels. It’s definitely gotten better. And my range of motion has increased day to day.”


4 comments
RobertJacke
RobertJacke

By then he will be playing for  a new coach............

David138
David138

Help salvage the season?  Are you kidding me? They'll be 0-9 by then, what will be left to salvage?

GravyMartin
GravyMartin

what's the point in bringing him back on such an awful team.   in fact, what's the point in the bucs finishing out the season?

riley8
riley8

It is pretty ridiculous to rush back your best player from injury when your team will likely be 0-8 come week 9.  If he gets reinjured someone will have some "splainin'" to do.