“He’ll Need To Get It Repaired”November 1st, 2013
Doug Martin has an injured shoulder that’s kept him out of games and practice for two weeks, and the Bucs are out of the playoff chase. For Joe, that’s a recipe to shut down Martin for the season — a no brainer. He’s a young star with three more seasons left on his rookie contract.
Why risk anything? And what a great opportunity to use/develop Mike James.
Today, Greg Schiano explained that Martin has a strong chance to come back this season if his range of motion can reach the appropriate level and Martin can deal with the pain. Surgery, Schiano implied, is inevitable for Martin but he won’t injure that shoulder further by playing.
“Eventually, he’ll need to get it repaired,” Schiano said today. The injury has been reported to be a torn labrum, but that’s not been confirmed by the Bucs.
Again, Joe doesn’t get it. Even if Martin can’t injure the shoulder more, Joe’s sure Martin could be prone to another injury by compensating for the shoulder.
Here’s Schiano’s full news conference from One Buc Palace. He talks about Martin early in the WDAE-AM 620 audio below.