Initial Call On Vincent Jackson Was Out Six Weeks

November 4th, 2015

VincentJacksonThe Bucs have been very quiet on the extent of Vincent Jackson’s knee injury since he got hurt 10 days ago in Washington.

Joe tapped his sources, did some digging and got some answers.

Very rarely does Joe use unnamed sources to break news, but this is one of those times. Joe has learned that the initial prognosis for Jackson’s return to the lineup was six weeks. Whether Jackson’s return timetable has been accelerated is unclear.

Friday on the Buccaneers Radio Network, Jackson offered no injury details other than to say he’s improving and the injury resulted from an unfortunately low shot by Dashon Goldson, a byproduct of NFL rule changes Jackson doesn’t like.

Joe also has learned that Jackson’s eight-figure contract for next season has no injury guarantees. So don’t expect the Bucs to keep him out of the lineup for fear of injury.

Joe wishes Jackson a speedy return.

12 Responses to “Initial Call On Vincent Jackson Was Out Six Weeks”

  1. OneLove Says:

    I just went limp….

    “It’s as simple as that” – Lovie Smith

    “Changing coaches about halfway through a rebuilding effort is a recipe for perpetual failure.” – Johnny “America’s Commenter” Dejay

    “If Lovie don’t no how to coach so be it… Hard to believe he would get a job offer and you wouldn’t…. Wonder why??? Your idiots that’s why…” – JAB83

    “So my advice would be, yes, it’s okay to throw things at your TV when your team has a monumental collapse like the Bucs did on Sunday in Washington. But take a deep breath and understand that it is only going to get worse if you continue to jump from one coach to the next.” – Peter King

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    damn!!!get well soon v-jax..we need you…GO BUCS!!!

  3. Tom Edrington Says:

    V-Jax gettin’ up there in football years…..body doesn’t heal as quickly…..

    Of course, some young guys don’t heal quickly either, not mentioning any names but hint, hint, starts with an A and ends with a J

  4. jeff Says:

    not good news anyone know why asj didn’t play

  5. Kaput Says:

    VJ is one of my favorite nfl players.

  6. Strider.... Sec 146 Says:

    Lmao ^^^^

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    It’s tough to see Jackson go down and miss the chance to add his play to this season. Who has what it takes to fill in? We’ll know soon.

  8. godzilla13 Says:

    Six weeks? Didn’t they originally say three weeks? This is bad news. Which means he may return with four games left in the season, at best. I am just not sold on Humphries and Dye yet. What happened to Dye in the Atlanta game? I would give Sheppard a shot.

  9. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Joe, how is Mike Evans?

    He took some hits that left him looking injured at times. Just curious if he’s still good to go?

  10. Tampa Tony Says:

    Maybe sign Ashlon Jefferey in the off season as Jameis needs weapons

  11. Elle Says:

    Unfortunate news, but when I think long term, I’m not sure if V-Jax should be regarded as an essential piece. He’s playing well, but he’s getting up there in age. The formula for success seems pretty clear. Develop a serviceable defense that won’t allow 30+ points every game, continue building the offensive line, run the ball open up the passing game and give Jameis as many weapons as possible, so it’ll be easier for him to make a play when he is required to do so. In the picture I just painted, I’m not sure if Jackson should have a prominent role. He dominated for a couple of years (in San Diego), but right now he can’t be considered one of the elite WRs in the league. Give Winston a top-notch WR and watch the magic happen. That and Lovie Smith gone, and the Bucs will have a splendid future.

  12. Yeogib Says:

    Do you think, maybe, the Bucs didn’t want that info out there? Why was it so important to get this info?