Luckily for LeGarrette Blount and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the running back's apparent knee injury isn't nearly as serious as it looked.
According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Bucs coach Greg Schiano said that Blount didn't injure his knee after all.
Bucs coach Greg Schiano says RB LeGarrette Blount should be OK. Said injury is more like a groin, not a knee— Roy Cummings (@RCummingsTrib) August 18, 2012
This is great news for Blount and the Bucs, as it initially looked like he would be missing extended time. Instead, he should be back relatively soon.
Blount is currently battling for the starting job with rookie Doug Martin. This injury certainly doesn't help his chances, but it doesn't ruin them either.
As always, we'll have all the updates for you here when they are available.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount was forced to leave Friday's preseason game against the Tennessee Titans after suffering an apparent knee injury, according to the NFL's official Twitter feed.
NFL (@nfl) August 18, 2012
According to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, the injury occurred when Blount was hit late in the second quarter. He remained on the ground for several minutes, then limped to the sideline before being taken into the locker room by the team's training staff.
The severity of the injury is currently unknown, but we will have all the updates for you when they are available.