Penn Will Miss “Maybe A Couple Of Weeks”

July 26th, 2012

The Bucs have yet to hit the field, but there is a significant injury in the house. Donald Penn, the hero of minicamp, has a calf strain and will miss “maybe a couple of weeks, said Greg Schiano.

The injury occured after minicamp broke, Schiano said. Penn notified the team and reported early for medical treatment. Joe got wind of Penn’s injury yesterday but his agent, Rocky Arceneaux, would not return calls or emails requesting comment.

Offensive line coach Bob Bostad told that the challenge now is to keep Penn mentally sharp and get him all the mental reps. And Penn’s other focus, Bostad sadi, is he has to be to get “them to kick him out of the training room. He’s got to get back as quickly as he can.”

Joe’s not concerned. If Penn can get back on the field for the third preseason game — four weeks from now — Joe would think that’s plenty of time.

Demar Dotson is next on the depth chart.

12 Responses to “Penn Will Miss “Maybe A Couple Of Weeks””

  1. tcaviar Says:

    not worried about Penn he’s been the most consistent Buc for the last 3 years

  2. Piratic Says:

    “…Bostad sadi, is he has to be to get….”

    I love y’all, Joe…you’re better than this.

  3. Dew Says:

    He better stop eating and now how can he train for the conditioning test when he can’t run. Well played Donald.

  4. lightningbuc Says:

    Calf strain? Sounds like Heat-a-Phobia to me.

  5. bowtie502 Says:

    sprinting to the buffet table on the first day

  6. Architek Says:

    Demar Dotson worries me…

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    What fears me the most about this upcoming season is our depth, or lack thereof. I think we are actually pretty talented at our starting positions, but behind them isn’t much. I am most concerned with the offensive line, DE’s, and LB’s (of course I’m worried about our starting LB’s too, so maybe that’s a bad example). Obviously if we lose Freeman, we are done too. We need Penn at 100% this year. I don’t think missing a couple weeks of training camp is a huge deal, as long as he comes back fully healthy, and doesn’t try to rush back.

  8. BigBear Says:

    I think this will be beneficial to see how well Demar Dotson can play against the opposing teams first line defensive ends. If he can show some flashes of mental ability to go along with his athleticism he could end up replacing Trueblood next year. Though he is a bit smaller for a right tackle, it would be nice to have that side walled off from the increasing number of speed rushers coming from the right side of the line.

  9. Kryq Says:

    I’m eager to see what Demar is a big guy, he’s 6’9 2something he’s been injured a lot let’s see what he has.

  10. james Says:

    biceps triceps calf muscels too tear em up rip em up boo boo boo. can we please get some damn lineman next year,or off the waiver wire that aint got no silly puddy extremeties i mean come on,if it aint one thing its another and if aint another its one thing. hope it’s just a strain and were not getting a smokescreen blew up our arse. and if we are you can sling that tba slogan out the window coach.

  11. Bucnjim Says:

    Who cares if he’s fat? His entire body does!

  12. jglazer Says:

    My gosh. I paid all this money to this team and practice hasn’t started and we are falling apart. What’s it take to find a healthy mid 20’s football player. May have to start recruiting rugby players.