Blount Out Several Weeks With Grade 2 MCL Tear

October 13th, 2011

J.P. Peterson, of WQYK-AM 1010, is reporting that LeGarrette Blount will be out several weeks with a Grade 2 MCL tear in his knee.

Peterson offered the doctor’s name on the air and said it’s a source he’s known for years.

Wow! Joe is speechless and miserable.

Earnest Graham now returns to his old role as No. 1 tailback, one he gave up during the 2008 season. But Graham is no Blount.

Joe will update as more information becomes available.

25 Responses to “Blount Out Several Weeks With Grade 2 MCL Tear”

  1. Architek Says:

    What’s that about not wanting to pay a solid RB again in case Blount goes down…smh! Oh well, this one is on the front office, lol. I’m not moved at all!

  2. Blake Says:

    As a med student we’ve been drilled about HIPPA confidentiality between a doctor and patient…how was this guy able to legally leak this information? I think Blount and the Bucs are the only ones who are allowed to do this.

    The Bucs likely haven’t let the info out yet, so the Saint wouldnt know until the Bucs absolutely had to tell them, so I’m sure they won’t be pleased.

  3. FreemanBomb5 Says:

    Damnit man I’ve had tickets for this game since day one. I’m moving to Tampa this weekend actually and couldn’t wait for my first weekend as an actual resident. Not so much after reading this… Am I the only one SICK of slow, undersized, and fumble prone Earnest Graham and everyone else in the backfield besides maybe Lorig. Pathetic we didn’t bring in anybody else absolutely pathetic

  4. McBuc Says:

    Blake…If it is even true. If it is not true, than the Bucs may be thrilled. I still say the Saints will prepare the same way, as if Blount is playing. Lumpkin is a lesser back with the same styel as Blount. I also think we will see more of Lumpkin than we think. EG may stay the third down back, but they will try and feed Kregg the ball to see what he has in him. That is, if this report holds water. I cannot find it anywhere else. JP may be speaking out his rear.

  5. KD Says:

    If this is true then the season is done. The unquestioned best offensive player goes down so we can bring in Graham. Great. Freaking Great. It’s only a matter of time before Graham gets dinged up too. Then we have LUMPKIN and ???

    Another error by Dominik not signing a running back when fans were SCREAMING for one. Couple this with the resigning of Quincy Black (in my opinion, just as bad as the Clayton resigning – also by Dominik) and that’s one terrible offseason (aside from the draft). Is there any way we can just restrict Dominik to draft duties only? That would be fantastic.

  6. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    I’ll believe it when I hear it from an official source.

  7. 941-Bucs Says:

    Ha some fans kind of got what they asked for. To many people were complaining about the lack of depth in the back field. But LGB was not known for getting injured often at all. He really takes care of his body for that reason. It’s sad to. No one plans on someone getting injured ish just happens. But hey Stars are made from unknowns. Arian Foster came out of know where as one year wonder. So has many many other RB’s in this league. How do any of you know that wont be Lumpkin, Bradford, or E.Graham one more time? How about having a little hope the next man waiting for his shot to show him self. Is ready to take this seriously and produce.

  8. Gack Says:

    Speedy recovery Blount… The Bucs will be missing you.

  9. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    Yeah same here when adam schefterstein from espn opens his yap about The Object Blount I’ll take it as the truth as far as hippo’s go Blake is right who’s going to be the rhino now. that was one time I thought Blount should have hurdled the guy he went straight for his knee I knew that wasn’t going to end well

  10. Fear The Glo Says:

    This season is looking really ugly. Freeman playing like crap, receivers not getting open and dropping passes when they do, db’s dropping 2 int’s per game and now Blount going down. This blows.

  11. Patrick Says:

    Thank genius Dominick for letting go of Cadillac and getting nobody to replace him or compliment Blount. Running back was an obvious need all offseason and they just ignored it and were cheap once again. All this hype for LUMPKIN all offseason. Well where is he? If he’s so good Dom, why don’t you play him?

  12. rickster Says:

    Jason laconfora of NFL network reported during the lockout that the bucs would cut aqib talib once the lockout ended. This from a “very reliable source”. Sources outside the organization have been wrong before. Don’t give up on blount yet.

  13. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Fear The Glo Says:
    This season is looking really ugly. Freeman playing like crap, receivers not getting open and dropping passes when they do, db’s dropping 2 int’s per game and now Blount going down. This blows.


    How quick they turn. Just wondering…what’s our record? 3-2? I thought we would go 3-3 in the first 6 weeks, and start turning things around by week 9…so I’m in no panic mode at all.

    But it amazes me at how last week everything was peachie, and because of a second loss in the season, Bucs fans are freaking out.

    Going to be really bad if we lose this next game…which I think we will. BUT…

    …WE WILL STILL GO 10-6 for the season, people!

  14. Joe Says:


    La Canfora wasn’t the only one.

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    […] you have reporting that J.P. Peterson of  WQYK-AM 1010  has indicated that that Blount will miss “several” weeks with a grade 2 MCL tear in […]

  16. d clark Says:

    hmm… idk about this diagnosis. So why does guy know this? and who told him? How does some random dude know without other people closer to the team not? (ie Holder, Stroud, Cummings, hell even schefter?) Yea I smell bull on this one. Ill believe it when I see someone actually connected to say it.

  17. Architek Says:

    @Pete Dutcher,
    Why aren’t some fans allowed to disagree with the operations and the scheme etc. of this team. That doesn’t mean we are not happy or supporting the Bucs but the truth is just that. Young team under developed in some areas without an offseason should be hampered some. What’s the problem with people not liking Lumpkin, or Freeman play, or Quincy Black play, or Talib getting demoted? You should check yourself and ask how do you get to 10-6, not by starting slow every week or getting out coached more times than not. IDK, you tell me…

  18. Eric Says:

    No need to panic all is well.

    Thats just a small piece of of ice ahead, nothing to worry about.

    Full steam ahead Captain Morris.

  19. Nick S Says:

    The Broncos put Brandon Lloyd on the trading block. The bucs need to get a veteran wide out to catch some freeman passes. the 2nd year guys arent gettin it done, and the 49ers spanked us. Get some veterans Bucs@@@@@@@@@@@@

  20. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Dominick in my opinion made a few glaring errors this offseason but none worse than not having a capable back-up running back on this roster. Considering how hard Blount hits (and gets hit) you have to expect these type of small injuries to the guy. No knock on him, thats the way it is in this league. But to let Caddy walk and have nothing in the cabinet is a very poor decision indeed and I fear it will cost the Bucs this week. Freeman & Williams will have to have stellar games to have a shot. The way they have been playing lately………………….Sorry to say, but I’m taking the Saints to cover this week boys.

  21. NickinMelb Says:

    Wow what a difference a week makes. I can’t imagine Dominick wanted to pass on Sproles or an effective third down back just like Gruden didn’t probably want to pass on Drew Brees or Michael Turner when they were available as free agents. The Glazers throw all their money at Man U and now a 10-6 team with alot of potential has ZERO depth at a key position such as running back. The whole rest of the league pretty much does running back by committee for this exact reason. I love Earnest Graham but unless he has a few more good games left in him defenses will be licking their chops to stuff the run and get after Freeman who already is throwing more interceptions to the opposing team than touchdowns. I do put this on the ownership of the Bucs for tying Dominicks hands once again but then he becomes the puppet and tells us fans that we must “stay with the plan.”
    And the Glazers wonder why the fans aren’t filling up their stadium yet.

  22. rickster Says:

    @ Eric
    you know the last Guy that said that there was ice ahead and nothing to worry about got himself, and thousand of people killed….. indeed he should have worried, at least a little.
    The bucs should worry as well. At least a little

  23. Joke Says:

    Next man up!
    Bring on Kreggarrette Blumpkin!

  24. bucfanjeff Says:

    Spread formation Williams, Benn, Briscoe, Parker, Winslow. Come out throwing and don’t stop. 85% pass 15% run
    Give them something they won’t be looking for.

  25. Paul53 Says:

    Graham goes down at the sight of contact, then coughs up the ball when hit. This sounds like disaster.