No Broken Ankle For Gerald McCoy

October 10th, 2011

It wasn’t a coincidence yesterday that when Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy left with a leg injury, Frank Gore acted like Joe when he learns of free beer.

Gore went wilding on the Bucs, gashing the interior for chunks of yards on each touch of the ball.

Initially, Bucs officials feared a major injury to GMC as he stood on the Bucs sidelines in the second half on crutches wearing a boot on his injured foot.

No need to fret too much, reports Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times. It seems initial tests of GMC’s foot reveal no break.

It appears his ankle is not broken based on the early diagnosis. He likely has a pretty badly sprained ankle, however.

Thank goodness for that, but a badly sprained ankle doesn’t mean GMC can play against the Saints Sunday.

GMC has really stepped up this year and has become an unquestioned leader of the defensive line, thought to be a strong point prior to yesterday’s game.

Joe is of the belief that the Bucs will sorely miss GMC not being on the field.

14 Responses to “No Broken Ankle For Gerald McCoy”

  1. Mauha Deeb Says:

    After seeing what happened to our run game with out him helping out Clayborn and Price, I think we are looking at a huge game from the Saints in general. As soon as McCoy was gone Bennett and Clayborn both were routinely being double teamed Our DTs still weren’t getting pressure. He has been our best pass rusher and run stuffer thus far. It is already noticed that he is gone.

  2. Big Money Bennett Says:

    Why would it matter that McCoy went out , as long as we still had Big Money Bennett and Blubber Price playing ?? Where was Big Money yesterday anyways?? I thought he deserved a 100 million dollar contract after one good game against the Colts back-up tackle !!

    By the way , I think it’s ridiculous to suggest we would have shut down the niners if McCoy didn’t get hurt. The only reason they had no rushing yards is because Alex Smith was passing all over at will the 1st two drives. It was thier game-plan to start with the passing attack because we were selling out on the run. It worked.

  3. Capt.Tim Says:

    His loss will kill our run Defense, as we have no one behind him capable of performing the job.

  4. Travis Says:

    hope he gets back soon he has been playing the run crazy good this year

  5. MichiganBucsFan Says:

    I pretty bad sprain can take longer to heal than a clean break… here’s hoping for a fast recovery.

  6. MichiganBucsFan Says:

    A* pretty bad sprain… typo

  7. BecklesHeartsRuud Says:

    But wait I thought Brian Price was the best d-tackle on our team? To hear a certain someone on these boards and a certain red headed ogre tell it. Tell that to Frank Gore.

  8. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    McCoy is our best d-lineman by far. This line will get run on like a bunch of little girls without him. Price is only about 75% at best and cannot play every down, either. Miller & Okam are not starting quality…they are backups for a reason.

    I’m afraid they’re gonna be forced to stack the box now, and Brees is going to light up the secondary because of it. If I could’ve picked one guy NOT to lose on defense it would’ve been McCoy. Hands down.

    This is gonna be a hard pill for the Bucs defense to swallow. I hope they can adjust and overcome but I wouldn’t bet on it.

  9. Bobby Says:

    I’ve been saying all along that McCoy was the strength of the D-line. Everyone benefits from his disruption. Just because he doesn’t show up on the stats sheet….when he isn’t in NOONE shows up on the stats sheet. Noone is saying we would have shut down San Fran with McCoy in there but without him it darn sure wasn’t going to happen. I said last week that this 49er team concerned me. For the same reason New Orleans concerns me. Our D-backs have shown no ability to stop the quick short pass and since Grimm went down we have had big play after big play with yards after the catch. The ’49ers were out for revenge from last year’s 21-0 blanking and they got it in spades. Let’s see how we handle this loss when we face New Orleans.

  10. Patrick Says:

    These injuries are just f***ing ridiculous!! All of our players are like broken glass! Seriously, we should consider getting a new strength and conditioning coach, cause obviously our players aren’t in very good shape.

  11. The D Says:


    Youre retarded. Getting hurt because a 320+lbs guy fell on your ankle doesnt make you made of glass. Things like that happen and theres NOTHING you can do about it.

  12. Mauha Deeb Says:

    lol Patrick, our team is staying healthier than most other teams. Give it a rest. He will be back soon.

  13. McBuc Says:

    I have to say, I am shocked that Thomas is not back. I thought for sure I would read all sorts of Buc bashing after this beat down.

    It was clear the team missed GMC, but they were missing aloty of things. Joe’s article about teams only winning 11% of the time after a Monday night win hit the nail on the head. Don’t get too discouraged though, remember our Super Bowl year we had a beat down like this from the Raiders I believe. We all know who ended up on top that year. It may not have been oakland, but it was around 40 – 0.

  14. FreemanBomb5 Says:

    PFF rates McCoy as the third or fourth best defensive tackle thru their first four games. For as much hate as people lay on him, I truly believe our line falls to average or slightly below average without GMC. Coming into this part of the schedule this can’t be happening! We would’ve had a chance to steal a few early, now we need to be at full strength playing New Orleans twice in the next month. Please bring back Tanard!