The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been dealing with injuries to their offensive line since training camp started. The list includes center Ryan Jensen and guard Aaron Stinnie, both lost for significant time to injuries. Sunday night the Bucs looked to have another major injury on the offensive line to deal with.
During the first half of the Buccaneers’ season opener in Dallas, guard Donovan Smith left the game with an arm injury. Via Scott Smith of buccaneers.com on Monday, head coach Todd Bowles updated the media about Smith’s status,
Todd Bowles says Donovan Smith suffered a hyperextended elbow and it will be a pain tolerance issue. He’s very sore today.
— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) September 12, 2022
As Bowles stated, Smith’s injury is a hyperextended elbow. His status for the week two matchup with the Saints depends on if he can play through the pain. Smith’s position on the line protects quarterback Tom Brady’s blindside, so his ability to play effectively is paramount. Here’s to hoping Smith can go, if not look for Josh Wells to step in.
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