In Thursday’s season opener against the Cowboys, Buccaneers CB Sean Murphy-Bunting suffered an elbow injury. His arm was jammed between S Antoine Winfield Jr and WR CeeDee Lamb on the Cowboys first touchdown of the game. The replay did not look good and Murphy-Bunting was down for several minutes before being taken to the locker room.
Murphy-Bunting would not return to the game and has since been placed on injured reserve. Below is what Bruce Arians had to say about Murphy-Bunting’s injury and the potential timetable.
“Right now, it could be anywhere from four [weeks] to the end of the season. We’re still looking at some MRI and a second opinion on what has to be done, if anything. We’ll probably know more in two days whether it’s a season-long [injury] or three-to-six [weeks].”
With Murphy-Bunting out, the Buccaneers have made several moves to the roster to address the secondary void, including adding Pierre Desir to the practice squad and promoting S Andrew Adams so that Ross Cockrell can slide to CB. Fans across social media are calling for the team to either trade for or sign a free agent veteran CB as well. As for now, it’s a waiting game and the only thing confirmed is that Sean will miss some time.