Dominik Won’t Rule Out Bowers In 2012

May 15th, 2012

Rockstar general manager Mark Dominik just spoke with Joe and other media types at One Buc Palace and made it clear he isn’t yet counting out a DaQuan Bowers return during the 2012 season.

Bowers, for those out of the loop, blew out his Achilles and had surgery last week.

Dominik said the Bucs will assess the early stages of Bowers’ rehabilitation and craft their judgments later. “We’ll see,” the rockstar said.

Joe still can’t see a reason to play Bowers in 2012. A six-month recovery would be near miraculous, and that puts Bowers into mid-November. It just doesn’t seem to be worth the risk for a guy that won’t be coming back at 100 percent.

Update: At his late-morning news conference, Greg Schiano called Bowers “a great loss.”

6 Responses to “Dominik Won’t Rule Out Bowers In 2012”

  1. Garv Says:

    I agree with Joe in that I don’t want to see Bowers back as good and as healthy as he can be. Coming back too soon could end his career, a career in jeopardy as it is.
    I feel for the guy and really want to see him at his best and on this team.

  2. TrueBlue Says:

    Does any of these ‘media types’ ever ask the question on tons of fan’s mind? What is the extent of the injury??? Partial, complete, ripped off the bone. I guess it’s not that important to the ‘media types’ to understand the possibilities of a comeback this year, or maybe even his career.

  3. Nate Says:

    Keep him out this intire year we dont need him to get injured again.. Let him train the whole year.. Next year will see if he can stay healthy..

  4. Lion Says:

    That puts him back in mid November, but he won’t be in football shape.

  5. passthebuc Says:

    Smokescreen. If I were looking to trade for or acquire a D. end, I would be putting up as many smokescreens as possible

  6. funkymunkey Says:

    Put him on IR and save his legs for next season. Like Joe is saying and others…there is no need to rush him back for only a few games. The risk v. reward doesn’t add up in this situation. I am a fan of Bowers and was thinking he would have a big year but save him for next season and rest the achilles and knee. Also gives us another roster spot to have another player who can actually play the whole season barring injury.