Charles Sims To Miss At Least Half Of SeasonAugust 15th, 2014
The Bucs have suffered their first serious injury of the preseason (not counting wounds inflicted by watching the offensive line last week).
Rookie running back Charles Sims, a third-round pick, a guy very much in the Bucs’ plans on offense, will have surgery tomorrow. His right ankle, seen in a walking boot at practice yesterday, requires the procedure. The Bucs announced typical recovery is 12 to 14 weeks.
This is lousy news, but great news for Bobby Rainey, Doug Martin, Mike James, Jeff Demps and Jorvorskie Lane, all the guys looking for work in the Bucs’ crowded backfield.
Look for Sims to go on that fancy injured reserve designation that lets players return in midseason, but there’s no official word yet.