“He Has Kind Of A Small Fracture In His Hip”

September 1st, 2011

Doubtful to be agent-driven speculation since it’s an injury matter, St. Pete Times beat writer Rick Stroud is reporting that Bucs rookie tight end Luke Stocker has a fractured hip.

Stroud took to the 1040 AM airwives this evening to explain on Primetime.

“I’ve been told by some folks over there, [Stocker] has kind of a small fracture in his hip,” Stroud said before tonight’s Bucs-Redskins game. “I think it’s healed to the extent it’s not going to be any worse” through the season.

If Stroud’s diagnosis is true, then it could make things interesting for the Bucs’ forthcoming roster decisions. Do you only keep three tight ends when one has chronic knee issues (Kellen Winslow) and another is playing through a fractured hip?

Joe imagines that Daniel Hardy will get the nod at No. 3 tight end. Beyond that, it’s just another interesting element to the final roster decisions.

One Response to ““He Has Kind Of A Small Fracture In His Hip””

  1. Bucs1Fan Says:

    Uh oh, this is not a great start…