The Buccaneers defense had a field day against the Chicago Bears, but at what cost? Five defensive players got hurt either before or during the game and were out for last week’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
One of the key players lost during the Vikings game was second year DE Noah Spence. Spence was forced to leave the game against the Vikings with a shoulder injury leaving the Buccaneers with zero legit pass rushers.
It’s difficult to define Spence’s injury, but some reports have stated that it’s another dislocated shoulder. He will be undergoing an MRI to confirm the suspicions. Spence missed time last season with the same injury, and when he did get on the field, he was able to overcome the injury by wearing a brace. I think it’s safe to say he will be utilizing a brace once he returns.
Although shoulder injuries are reoccurring, and can be career enders, Spence is as resilient as they come, and I’m confident he will return better then ever.
Edited by: Harmeet Kapur