Injury bug hits Bucs
Jovan Haye (AP Photo)
Jovan Haye (AP Photo)

Posted Aug 1, 2008


Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia wasn’t the only one who missed part or all of Thursday’s workout at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. Who else missed the workout? Find out right here in this update.

For the last week the rumor mill has produced a great amount of copy on the potential trade of Brett Favre somewhere in the NFL. When Jeff Garcia went down with an apparent calf injury, it only served as a reminder why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be fine if Garcia misses any length of time in 2008. They now have the depth to absorb such an injury. Get the breakdown right here.


Jeff Garcia, Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback, left the practice field on a cart Thursday morning after an apparent calf injury, according to published reports.

While the Buccaneers did not circulate a quote sheet from head coach Jon Gruden, as they do after every workout, Gruden did tell tampabay.com that he felt the injury to Garcia, 38, was not of a serious nature.

"I don't believe it's serious," Gruden said. "We're going to get the information. He might not have much at all. Right now, until we evaluate it further, we really can't say much else."

Garcia wasn’t the only one that reportedly missed the workout, though, and the long list of injured players may have led the Bucs to cancel Friday’s workout. They have a special teams workout scheduled for the afternoon.

Defensive tackle Jovan Haye missed the workout with a groin injury. New center Jeff Faine sat with a back injury. Other players that reportedly missed the workout included WR Joey Galloway, FB B.J. Askew, S Sabby Piscitelli and WR Chad Lucas.

Galloway has not practiced since training camp started.


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