McCoy Updates Ankle Injury

October 11th, 2011

Bucs fans everywhere saw Gerald McCoy’s ankle and leg get contorted before he hobbled in pain off the field Sunday in San Francisco.

Then the game got out of hand.

Outside of learning that McCoy didn’t break anything, there’s been no significant update on McCoy’s condition until he spoke tonight on The Gerald McCoy Show on WDAE-AM 620.

“I’m alright. I’m doin’ alright,” McCoy said. “We’re going to get the final diagnosis tomorrow.”

But how did McCoy sound? Well, Joe would say he was hardly upbeat about a return Sunday against the Saints. He sounded very uncertain and said he’d be coaching up whoever would play 3-technique if he wouldn’t get a helmet on.

The Bucs beat the Saints last year with Frank Okam in McCoy’s place and Alex Magee getting a lot of playing time at defensive end, along with former Buccaneer Al Woods inside. McCoy has played well this season, but Joe’s not overly concerned.

13 Responses to “McCoy Updates Ankle Injury”

  1. FreemanBomb5 Says:

    Joes not overly concerned? You probably should be somewhat concerned, GMC has been a complete stud this year man. He was the one guy on the defense that I thought we couldn’t afford to lose. What do you think about Okam running the nose and Price taking the three tech for Sunday? That seems to make more sense to me, Okam can take on the double team, hopefully Price could penetrate and domnate

  2. Tom Says:

    I just got off the phone with Gerald McCoy on 620 WDAE – very nice guy. Regardless of whatever, he’s a Buccaneer and I wish him fast healing so he can get back out there and bust people in the mouth! BTW, I asked him what he plans on wearing for Halloween and he said he wants to be Batman and that he was actually looking for the suit worn in the movie. They seemed to like the question thank goodness….hahah =)

  3. Garv Says:

    A high ankle sprain?
    Let it get much better, wait until after the bye and let’s go to New Orleans with a healthy McCoy.

    My 2 cents.

  4. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @FreemanBomb5 — No reason to mess with Price. Okam was fine at the 3-tech last year for a couple of games. He might even be more comfortable there. Just saying it’s not the end of the world for one game.

  5. sunrisejeff Says:

    Agree 100% garv. Not an injury you want to let linger so heal it up then play.

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    High ankle for a DT isn’t as bad as High ankle for a WR or RB. I hope McCoy can play, at least on Passing downs. Brees is a tough guy, but Pressure up the middle bothers him( cause he’s short). Unless he’s got no push off, I’d like to see Sunday!

  7. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    If you want pass rushing pressure up the middle, you want baby-Gerald resting for a while. Btw- what was the Bucs record vs the saints with and without McCoy last year? Exactly.

  8. macabee Says:

    A high ankle sprain will affect a WR or RB more because it will limit the ability to cut or change direction quickly. But it will be more painful and increase the risk of a more serious injury in a D-lineman or O-lineman. Just consider the effects of gravity and torque on a 300lb lineman to push and penetrate. McCoy may beat the odds, but a typical timeframe to fully recover from a HAS is 4 to 6 weeks. He could be pressed into service sooner by shooting it up at game time, but this is pretty expensive piece of manpower to take the risk of making it a more serious and continually nagging injury. I say let it heal properly and next man up!

  9. raphael Says:

    my guess is we will see Blount this week and we won’t see GMC until after the bye…

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    Nah, a defensive( or offensive) lineman just tapes the Foot, Ankle, and calf into one thickly taped piece- almost like a cast. You walk On the field like ya got a peg leg, and you really can’t bend that ankle. But you can plant it and drive, and you still can move pretty well. I know, I’ve had to do it before. The only thing that prevents it is the first week or two, the soreness might be to much.

    Personally, McCoy is so important to this defense, I hope he can play, at least some plays. Plus that way, he can keep serving up big slices of Humble pie to my buddy Thomas. McCoy has played so much better than Suh this year, it’s killing Tom! I told ya Thomas, this guy is a hard worker with great skills- he was gonna be a success! Ya shoulda Picked on Raheem’s pets- Black, Hayes, and Talib! We’ d all been right there with ya!

    Well, it’s not to late, you can roll On Tanard now. It’s just a matter of time before he’s suspended again!

  11. Vince Says:

    Damn shame of it is, everytime he starts to flash his abilities and show how dominant he can be he gets an injury. Thankful this isnt as serious as last years injury and hope he has a speedy recovery.

  12. Bobby Says:

    Now Tommy….there you are posting during school hours again. Put down the ipad and go to the principals office!

  13. Bobby Says:

    The shame about McCoy’s injury is the same as Grimm’s. I think it was our own players that caused the injuries. A lot of bodies rolling around and flying around during a play and it’s easy to be in the wrong spot at the wrong time. He is the one player I hate to see go down on that D-line. I will say that if they move Bowers to the 3-technique on passing downs he has that quick first step and he can cause disruption too. He’s a little light to be inside but he is big and strong.