Carl Nicks’ Toe “Heavily Bandaged”

July 24th, 2013

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Talk to any Bucs representative – a suit, a coach, a player — and they absolutely crow about the chance the Bucs have for a roadgrader of an offensive line with the return of Pro Bowlers Carl Nicks and David Joseph, starting guards who were felled last year with injuries.

Nicks barely made it to midseason with a nasty turf toe that Joe himself saw in the Bucs locker room and it was indeed gross. Joseph suffered an ugly knee injury in preseason.

But Woody Cummings of The Tampa Tribune, with his own eyes, got a peek at The Toe as players reported to One Buc Palace in the small hours of the morning today. Cummings cast a shadow on just how healthy Nicks may be..

@RCummingsTBO: Bucs LG Carl Nicks showed up for camp this morning with his left toe still heavily bandaged. He missed most of 2012 with that toe injury.

Doesn’t sound good, does it? The thing is, Joe has been doing his homework with trusted Bucs sources the past week or so and none of them suggested Nicks would not be ready to go for training camp.

Bucs coach Greg Schiano offered guarded words about Nicks, stating each player coming back from an injury will have a personally-crafted workout regime that may or may not include lining up for snaps starting tomorrow morning.

Schiano said that with veterans who have proven their mettle in NFL wars (Darrelle Revis, Joseph and Nicks), there is no need to throw them into the fire right away because their past merited a pass. The immediate No. 1 goal, Schiano said, is to ensure guys coming back from an injury are ready to take the field at the New Jersey Swamplands Week 1 against the Jets.

So let it be known, until further notice, this is the season of The Toe.

21 Responses to “Carl Nicks’ Toe “Heavily Bandaged””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Lets hope the bandages are for protective purposes. If not…it is adding to the bad news earlier this week.
    I hate this time of year…usaally any news for a team is bad news. Lets get the season started without any more.

  2. Gus Says:

    :-( get back soon big man

  3. bucfanjeff Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan, agreed.

    STILL bandaged is what sends up a red flag. Like has been said, if it’s just for protection, all is well.

  4. You go Joe Says:

    Well if it’s was bad they would of put him in the PUP list… Or at least I think they would.

    Also how did you put in a smiley face??

  5. robert Says:

    somebody call rex ryan.

    we need an expert!

  6. Raphael Says:

    Really would like to see him and Joseph out there…hope it’s not a big deal .

  7. mpmalloy Says:

    @ You go Joe

    http://pc.net/emoticons/
    simply type a colon “:” followed by a open parenthesis “(”
    and the html editor will interpret it as :(

    Also,
    Oh gods of football please heal Nick’s toe.
    This we humbly pray.

  8. The 300s Says:

    Unfortunately The Toe begins with offensive lineman and not camel! Hopefully he can get it together for Week 1.

  9. BIlly Bob Says:

    At what point do you cut the toe off?

  10. mpmalloy Says:

    @ You go Joe
    simply type a colon “:” followed by a open parenthesis “(”
    and the html editor will interpret it as :(

    Also,
    Oh gods of football please heal Nick’s toe.
    This we humbly pray.

  11. Jimbo Says:

    Joe – you frequently mentioning seeing the toe and it being disgusting? You’ve got me so intrigued – what exactly was the injury? What did you see?!

  12. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’m not worried. As long as he doesn’t re-injure it, he’ll be ready at some point in the preseason.

  13. Pete 422 Says:

    Many times the bandages are for protection and piece of mind for the athlete.

  14. Chris@Apple Says:

    Wow, Schiano can make training camp exceptions for Revis, Nicks, and Joseph, yet he played hard ass, and ran off Kellen Winslow, who was once most of our offense!

  15. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Joe just said on wdae that he learned the bandage was protection only.

  16. Paul Says:

    Do you know what exactly was wrong with his toe? medical term?

  17. Joe Says:

    Jimbo:

    Joe – you frequently mentioning seeing the toe and it being disgusting? You’ve got me so intrigued – what exactly was the injury? What did you see?!

    Turf toe was the injury last year. Imagine your big toe about three times as big as it should be and cherry red. That’s what it looked like. Hope you already had dinner.

    Joe was told late this afternoon the bandage in question is precautionary and Nicks is fine and good to go.

  18. Joe Says:

    Wow, Schiano can make training camp exceptions for Revis, Nicks, and Joseph, yet he played hard ass, and ran off Kellen Winslow, who was once most of our offense!

    For good reason!

  19. Adam L. Says:

    Sound like Nicks is here today, gone TOE-morrow.

    ((Too soon?))

  20. Mike J Says:

    Even if the bandages are for protection only (reminds me of the small sign on the little dispenser in drive-in bathrooms when I was a young lad), it worries me, after so long. Is this condition becoming chronic??

  21. scubog Says:

    Now that was funny Robert. You probably need to explain to the masses that Rex has a thing for feet. No word if he like enhanced big toes.

 
 

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