When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers line up to face the New Orleans Saints Sunday night they will do so with a stalwart on their offensive line. Bruce Arians said today that Alex Cappa has a fractured ankle and will be out for the foreseeable future. While he didn’t go as far as saying he was done for the year, it is unlikely for him to return this season.
Depending on the severity of the fracture itself, there is a chance he could return should the Buccaneers advance far enough into the playoffs.
Bruce Arians confirms that right guard Alex Cappa has an ankle fracture and will not play Sunday. Aaron Stinnie will step in and make his first NFL start.
— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) January 11, 2021
In Cappa’s place the Buccaneers will start Aaron Stinnie in his first career start. Stinnie has played in 12 games dating back to 2018 on the Tennesse Titans roster. He’d spend a season with the Titans before signing with the Buccaneers in 2019.
In Saturday’s Wild Card win, the Buccaneers had Ted Larsen fill in for Cappa after his injury. Stinnie will have a full weeks worth of practice ahead of a big divisional playoff matchup against the New Orleans Saints.