First went Ryan Jensen goes down with what I would assume are multiple tearing of ligaments and could miss up to 4 months, or possibly more. Then recently, RT Tristan Wirfs suffered an Oblique injury that, depending on the severity, could take up to 6 weeks or more to heal.
And now Buccaneers Offensive Lineman Aaron Stinnie suffered a knee injury (MCL and ACL tear per Greg Auman) late in the third quarter of the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. Stinnie was carted from the football field, and it seemed as if he was unable to put any weight on his leg. The extent of Stinnie’s injury has yet to be disclosed. However, this does not bode well for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they head into the final preseason game and forward to Week 1.
I can confirm that Bucs guard Aaron Stinnie tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee last night, which means he'll go on injured reserve and be done for the season. Was competing for starting left guard job, adds to Bucs' OL injury problems. @JennaLaineESPN was on it first.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 21, 2022
The hits seem to come hard and fast for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom Brady has yet to return from his many personal affairs, which helps to add to the worry that many fans have. Fans are worried that the recent events that have taken place could persuade the GOAT to hang it up again — this time for good.
Tom Brady took a leave of absence, which stirred speculation of all types. Some believe that he is getting divorced, which has been a long-running rumor spanning nearly a decade. Some others have given the idea that Brady is in search of the services of a veteran offensive lineman. And some believe he is filming various television shows, while others believe a family member has become severely ill. Some of this may be true, or he is simply taking this time to be close to his family and honoring an agreement made during his brief retirement. Keep the faith, Bucs’ fans, and do not abandon all hope just yet. Trust in the process. Brady should come back and the team will put in a valiant effort as usual.
Aaron Stinne is in stiff competition for the starting left guard position with rookie guard Luke Goedek. Losing Stinnie would be another significant blow to the Tampa Buccaneers as they prepare for what could be Tom Brady’s last and final ride. One that should prove to be historical!