Noah Spence Uncertain For Monday

October 6th, 2016
Injury explained.

Injury explained.

Bucs defensive end Noah Spence isn’t expected to practice today and didn’t look the part. He was wearing the requisite floppy hat for guys sitting out and was wearing shorts.

In the locker room, Spence admitted he wasn’t going to practice and confessed he was unsure about his status for Monday. He hasn’t been ruled out and was not wearing a sling for his bad shoulder.

Spence said he suffered both a dislocation and slight labrum tear of his shoulder in the loss to the Broncos.

12 Responses to “Noah Spence Uncertain For Monday”

  1. DB55 Says:


    Can you ask him if he can raise his arms over his head? I bet he can’t, just saying.

  2. Joe Says:

    Can you ask him if he can raise his arms over his head?

    Saw him do it. He was spinning (?) his raised arm as if stretching it out or working out a kink.

  3. DB55 Says:


  4. BoJim Says:

    Well, he’ll be out for a while.

  5. CLBucsFan Says:

    Dislocated shoulder? Good chance he will need surgery :/

  6. Negative Jeff Says:

    Done for the season. Didn’t expect much with his tenure with the Bucs. He will blossom when he leaves. Like everyone else.

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Done for the season. Didn’t expect much with his tenure with the Bucs. He will blossom when he leaves. Like everyone else.”


    You are living up to your name. Well done, lol.

  8. JonBuc Says:

    Spence joins Sweezey in the hot/cold tub. Waiting for this season to hit bottom so it can head back up. Are we there yet?!

  9. unbelievable Says:

    All depends on the severity of the tear. The labrum gets almost no blood flow to it, so it won’t heal on it’s own. It simply can’t.

    Some people don’t need surgery for them, some do, all depends on your shoulder mobility and amount of pain you’re in.

    I was one of the unlucky ones, and needed surgery. And just my luck, my shoulder froze after surgery so it turned into an almost 2 year recovery. And that was with doing physical therapy for over an hour a day, 7 days a week for the first 8 months. I still don’t have the range of motion I used to, but it is strong again, despite random bouts sharp pain and stiffness.

    That’s not the norm though – My buddy had a torn labrum a few years back and was fully recovered in 4 months. All just depends. But unless his is very minor, I suspect we won’t be seeing Spence for a while.

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    Won’t make one bit of difference whether Spence plays or not. Without McCoy and Martin, you can mail in a Carolina victory.

  11. 813bucboi Says:

    @mike Johnson…I agree…you can add ayers to that list….D.Anderson is licking his chops….GO BUCS!!!

  12. BucsBaller88 Says:

    Labrum tears suck. Unbelievable is on point with his assessment. They’re slow healing injuries, and usually a result of muscle imbalance in the shoulder joint. I had one a few years back. Took like 10 months of hard physical therapy to get back to full mobility and strength.

    If Spence plays this week, his odds of another dislocation are double. With every dislocation, the labrum tear gets worse, making surgery more likely. The labrum surgery limits range of motion and has a really long recovery time. I think the Bucs would be wise to rest Spence for a few weeks give him PRP injections to help accelerate healing (since there’s very little bloodflow there as Unbelievable mentioned).

    If Ayers can play this week there really is no need to rush our stud pass rush prospect back so soon. Go Bucs!