Both Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offensive linemen went down with injuries during last week’s preseason game against the Colts. Hainsey suffered an ankle injury, and Leverett sustained a shoulder injury and is awaiting MRI results. However, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN, the feeling is that both players have avoided major injuries and should be ready for Week 1.
With Aaron Stinnie out for the season and the possibility remaining that Ryan Jensen could also be out for the season, losing Hainsey and Leverett would be a severe blow to the team’s offensive line. Hainsey has locked down the starting Center role, and Leverett was in close competition with Luke Goedeke for the starting Left Guard position. Leverett’s skills can place him at Center or Guard, so losing him would certainly be costly.
Bucs center Robert Hainsey suffered an ankle injury against the Colts while Nick Leverett suffered a shoulder injury. They’re still awaiting MRI results but the feeling is that both avoided serious injuries and should be ready for Week 1, per sources.
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