LeGarrette Blount Suffers Groin Injury, Not Knee

August 17th, 2012

In his postgame press conference, Bucs coach Greg Schiano stated that the ugly injury to LeGarrette Blount was a groin injury, not a knee injury.

It was a grotesque injury while Blount was trying to carry a couple of would-be tacklers when he was drilled and felled by what appeared to be a shot to his left knee.

Blount writhed in pain for several minutes on the ground and gingerly walked off the field, with the aid of Bucs trainers.

As halftime ended, the video feed of the Bucs broadcast of WTSP-TV showed Blount pacing up and down the sidelines with his full pads on sans helmet, limping, but walking.

This is very good news for Bucs fans as there is no secret Schiano wanted to use Blount and rookie Doug Martin as a two-headed monster in the backfield.

Look for Blount to likely be shelved for a week or two so his groin recovers properly in an effort to get him ready for the season opener.

Blount spoke to the local pen and mic club and while he admitted he was in pain on the field, he downplayed the seriousness of the injury, stating he would be evaluated Saturday,

Joe can confirm that Blount’s knee was not in any type of a wrap in the locker room.


21 Responses to “LeGarrette Blount Suffers Groin Injury, Not Knee”

  1. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Yeah right. That wasn’t his groin bending backwards, it was his knee. Sounds like either mis- or dis-information.

  2. Patrick Says:

    So sick of this sh*t with the injuries. Our players appear to not be very well conditioned because it seems like it always happens to the key guys

  3. bluesbass82 Says:


    Just because the knee bends backwards does not mean the injury was to the knee.

    I swear, people that think they know more than coaches and medical staff piss me off. Seems to me Schiano is a straight shooter and if it was a knee injury he would say so. What would be his motivation to lie? Don’t worry, I’ll wait…

  4. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    This news is the best news of the day. I agree with FLBoy in that it looked pretty gruesome to his knee. That guy came in like a bullet right at his knee, while Blount’s foot was planted. Even watching it in real time I saw it. Plus, you could clearly see them working on his knee on the sideline. It’s absolutely amazing (and weird) that he injured his groin. But I’m really happy that’s what it is.

  5. bluesbass82 Says:


    I just got done dealing with one moron and now I have to deal with another. If you think this team isn’t well conditioned then you really are just stupid. Have you read one article about their preseason program? Did you go to a single presean workout open to the public? Do us all a favor and shut your stupid a** trap!

  6. Eric Says:

    He should be ready to go when Cam comes to town. Glad he’s ok.

    I’m a little underwhelmed with muscle hamster so far. Of course it’s way early.

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “I’m a little underwhelmed with muscle hamster so far. Of course it’s way early.”


    Exactly what are you watching? You obviously were listening on the radio with Thomas, because you are out of your mind.

  8. bluesbass82 Says:


    I think Muscle Hamster did a pretty solid job considering the offensive line was on vacation. He was making positive gains in situations that most running backs probably would have lost yards or at best broke even.

  9. Eric Says:

    Looks like a slower version of Michael Pittman to me Mr. Hawaiian.

    Better than average but not first rounder dangerous.

    But, I’m no expert. Well see.

  10. bluesbass82 Says:

    “But, I’m not export.”


  11. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Slower versions of Michael Pittman aren’t able to change direction and reverse field like that. This guy is shifty, strong, and has excellent vision. He can run through people and by people. He has already done both in the first two games.

  12. Justin Says:

    Does Martin randomly trip over the white lines on the field? If he does, then he reminds me of Pittman. Pretty sure that’s not the case however.

  13. espo Says:

    Thank God. I’m watching this on replay and didn’t wanna know anything about the game but I came straight to this site when Blount went down.

  14. Oahubuc Says:

    Blount grabbed his thigh first, maybe couldn’t reach his knee, but his reflex seemed to be a thigh or groin thing. Lynch’s description was a bigger Warrick Dunn re: Doug Martin. I’ll go with that one. Has a better ring to it. Ugly as that was, there were some real bright spots in that game. Barron definitely looked like he belonged out there. Loved the one dime package with Ronde getting pressure. One injury at any position sure screws us though.

  15. ScottyinFat Antoni Says:

    I thought Ahmad Black had a good game last night. No mention of him yet.

  16. Eric Says:

    Pittman didn’t trip much while rushing for 100 plus yards in super bowl.

    But he did seem to find a tackler too much.

    Muscle hamster looks like a lunch pail move the chains type. A good but common trait.

    Dunn could change a game with one run.

  17. Thomas2.2 Says:

    Glad it’s not serious, Hawaiian can put down the pistol now.

  18. BigMacAttack Says:

    Being at the game, the backup O Line was non existent, They didn’t block at all. I can’t say what player was weakest but they were lacking. Schiano had Blount in there way too long and having to run behind that backup line. We believe that Blount just got tired of the beatings from no blockers and faked his way out of the game. Maybe not but that’s how it looked live and I can’t blame him.

    Schiano clearly had a couple Raheem moments last night, but I think he is learning too, or I hope he is, and Madu should have been in when Blount got hurt.

  19. 1976buc Says:

    It’s not unusual for a 1st round RB to take a couple of years to mature. The Hamster looks just OK to me right now. Hamster is quick but not fast. I think he and Blount have about the same 40 times and Blount has 6 inches and 30 lbs on him. The O-Line didn’t give much so preseason games are hard to evaluate. Practice Practice Practice. Hope Blount’s injury isn’t serious, he is a Hoss and I hate to see anyone get hurt.

  20. Miguel Grande Says:

    The Hamster’s legs are just tired, he’ll recover by the bye week.

  21. Biggun Says:

    The Titan player went right for his knee I hate when they try to hurt other players… That player probably won’tmake the cut to 53. I have to say Blount’s knees are damn flexible! That was a strait on side impact with foot planted lesser men would be done….