Did ASJ Re-injure Shoulder?

December 14th, 2015
Bucs reporter paints a sad scene.

Bucs reporter paints a depressing scene. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

Updated: 1:52 p.m. – Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins had sort of an OK game yesterday.

He was targeted six times and caught half of those passes for 31 yards. Not shabby.

But it was after the game that will give Bucs fans pause. Though the Bucs have not (yet) commented officially on injuries for the Rams game, the picture of things painted by WHBO-AM 1040 sportscaster Jenna Laine, sure makes it seem like ASJ may have re-injured his shoulder.

First, the Twitter from Laine, as she observed ASJ with his shoulder wrapped in ice in the postgame locker room. Laine says ASJ came down hard on it.

Joe saw the wrapped shoulder but not the play in question. Joe also saw Gosder Cherilus ask ASJ how he was feeling, and ASJ replied, “I’m ok,” in a reassuring way.

When ASJ, who has played in only four games this year because of his bum shoulder, first suffered the injury at New Orleans, Joe was there. He didn’t seem hacked off in any way; he was almost pleasant. ASJ tends to wear his feelings on his sleeve at all times, so it is pretty easy to gauge if he is in a good mood or surly.

Of course, the Bucs won that game. But the scene Laine described yesterday is pretty much what Joe saw in New Orleans, that ASJ had big bag of ice wrapped to his shoulder.

This all could be precautionary, but Joe spoke with ASJ after the win over the Dixie Chicks a week ago and ASJ didn’t have a bag of ice wrapped on.

Joe texted Laine to get more background. She wasn’t sure whther ASJ was just upset because the Bucs lost, or he was in a foul mood because he could have re-injured that same shoulder.

When emotional players, such as ASJ, are upset, well, as reporters it is a sign to either stay away or tread lightly.

ASJ’s shoulder bears monitoring and a possible injury would be yet another wounded warrior on the growing list of Bucs casualties.

21 Responses to “Did ASJ Re-injure Shoulder?”

  1. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    This guy has the durabililty of Ming Dynasty vase.

  3. bucrightoff Says:

    I think there’s a pretty decent chance he won’t play 16 regular season games before the Bucs move on from him. Calling him injury prone would be an upgrade over being pure glass.

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “[Bruce] Carter had to be carried to the locker room. The Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud reports Carter will not play Thursday night…” Rotoworld

    Wonder if they’ll switch David to MLB for the game? I bet he’d shine there.

  5. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    There are a lot of guys that get hurt early in their career, then end up being healthy the rest of their careers. Some learn how to take care of their body better, but a lot of times injuries are just a result of bad luck. For example, if a guy separates his shoulder, do you really think another player wouldn’t separate his if he fell the same way? Doubtful. The injury bug can be very flukish, which I hope is the case with ASJ. Some guys never shake it, but there are plenty of guys that do.

  6. Joe Says:

    I think there’s a pretty decent chance he won’t play 16 regular season games before the Bucs move on from him.

    Probably right.

    And because Joe knows this is coming: ASJ missed only one game in college and that was due to a DUI suspension. There was nothing in college that would tip off the Bucs or any other NFL team that he would be as brittle as a potato chip.

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    @Hawaiian Buc

    I agree with you. The Bucs should have plans for depth in place, but he’s worth keeping around, even if it isn’t as a starter.

  8. Trauma Murse Says:

    I honestly don’t see how they have been better with him. Brate seems capable. if a stud TE is available in the draft, why not, but I’d rather have brate as Mr old reliable right now. ASJ can not block and is injury prone. On top of that his hands are clayton-evans-esque

  9. NewTampaChris Says:

    Don’t forget that GMC couldn’t stay on the field his first couple of years. Some thought he’d be done after the two torn biceps.

  10. BucFanForever Says:

    He should go play for Saints, Falcons, or Panthers. Then he could safely play against the bucs, since they are allergic to tight ends. (it’s getting a bit better)

  11. BUMP Says:

    as someone previously stated Softarian-Junkins

  12. bee Says:

    He’ll play 16 regular season games but it’ll be stretched out over 3 or more seasons. Hopefully he’ll play next game but it’s getting a bit old. Some players bodies can’t hold up, hopefully were wrong.

  13. MikeJohnson Says:

    Lookout..Here cometh the, Hot Tub Man. Dude is softer than Charmin toilet paper!!

  14. corey Says:

    Look at the film from game before, he makes a catch early and gets up hurting. His shoulder is bad or he’s not very good at handling pain. Either way the coaches should recognize that and put him on IR and bring in another needed position

  15. grafikdetail Says:

    kid can’t play because he’s not MEDICALLY CLEARED TO PLAY… he’s “soft”… comes back to soon from the injury & plays thru the pain… he’s still “soft”… shoulder injuries are very hard to play thru…but you guys are so tough i bet you could play with two broken legs LOL

  16. Buc Neckid Says:

    In the mean time
    Brate is making the team move on from ASJ AND Stocker

  17. BucTrooper Says:

    I say you treat Brate as the #1 from here forward.

  18. Stanglassman Says:

    I noticed the injury during the game, it was when he came down on it on the sideline late in the game. You could tell it got dinged and he was trying to hide or hope it wasn’t bad.
    I’ve had a torn cuff and labral tear and they are some of the most difficult soft tissue injuries to recovery fully from. I’m willing to bet any of the people calling him ‘Glass or Soft’ hasn’t dealt with this type of injury. I know this has been said before but since some aren’t paying attention. it was the medical staff that advised him not to play until last week and it seems now like they may have been pushed to bring him back too early.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Great to hear from all the JBF “Monday Night Physicians”…….how about a diagnosis for me….I’ll bend over….you can take a close look!!!

  20. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Horrible fans. The dude is out there playing through the pain and getting into the equivalent of multiple car crashes over a 3 hour span. Bunch of bad asses on their computer who have probably never even played football at any level spouting off about how soft he is. He is a Buccaneer and a good player who could one day be elite. Let’s hope these injuries are similar to what McCoy went through early on. The dude oozes potential!

  21. Trauma Murse Says:


    I do not need a diagnosis code to tell me the guy is always hurt! I am not here to say he is soft because i have no idea what his injury is. NOR do i GAF! he’s not on the field period and when he is he pulls %50 catch rate! DAFUQ?!