Jameis Visits Orthopaedic Surgeon Guru

November 8th, 2017

(Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

It seems America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, wanted a second opinion — a very powerful opinion — on his ailing throwing shoulder.

Sports junkies know the name Dr. James Andrews, whose astounding reputation in the sports world goes back to when he operated on young pitcher Roger Clemens’ shoulder.

Andrews’ clinic in north Florida is where Jameis was seen yesterday, per the Pensacola News Journal.

He was photographed there with a 16-year-old fan. The clinic wouldn’t comment, leading one to assume Jameis is a patient there and was not holding an autograph session.

It’s great to hear Jameis is taking his shoulder situation very seriously, but it’s certainly ominous that he felt the need to consult Andrews’ renowned surgical institute.

24 Responses to “Jameis Visits Orthopaedic Surgeon Guru”

  1. Seminole Bill Says:

    Koetter should have benched Jameis for the Buffalo game, so he could heal. Looking back, he was way below 100% the last two games, and now his injury could be even more serious. Put him on IR, this season is over, prepare for next year. Fitz can keep us in the game, even pick up a win or two.

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:


  3. Mitch Says:

    Pride killed this teams season.

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    winston should’ve sat after the ARZ game but dirk was too busy trying to save his job….now he’s trying to ruin the franchise….

    good to see winston say enough of this…he should’ve took grimes with him ….what does this say about the team doctors….GO BUCS!!!

  5. D-Rome Says:

    Before I clicked on the “Read More” link I was saying “Please don’t let it be Dr. James Andrews.”

  6. Greg Says:

    If he needs surgery let him get it, no need risking his career on a lost season

  7. Bculaw Says:

    This tells me that Jameis is dealing with more than just pain. You don’t go see an orthopedic surgeon unless your arm isn’t right. This tells me that he can’t do things with his arms that he could do prior to the injury.

  8. DB55 Says:

    It’s nice to have parents who care about you and your future.

  9. Negative Jeff Says:

    The Glazers shoud fire Light if JW hurt that shoulder post the game in AZ. Light is just trying to save his job. We need someone that care about the franchise more than themselves.

  10. Blake_Bucsfan Says:


    Any particular reason why?

  11. C eh N eh D eh Says:

    For those that remember, there was an issue with his shoulder at the combine? correct Joe? Something about him getting a shot too?…this could be a chronic issue now 🙁

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    They should have sat Jameis after the Bill game. Now, I betcha that tear is worse. However its great he’s seeking a 2nd opinion by a great doctor. Have your surgery now Jameis. So you can be ready for the next coaches playbook come spring. YOU..cannot save Koetter and Smitty. Save..yourself!

  13. AlteredEgo Says:

    He should start seeing a shrink…and I mean that as advice not a smart azz remark

  14. NFLNut Says:



    63.9% for an average of 313 yards, 10 TDs and 4 picks … would translate to a HURT season of 5,007 yards, 30 TDs and 12 picks


    51.9% for an average of 185 yards, O TDs and 2 picks … would translate to a HURT season of 2,960 yards and 21 picks


  15. AceofAerospace Says:

    Put him on IR. The Bucs can score 3 points a game with or without Jameis.

  16. johnnybuc Says:

    can we all agree this reflects horribly on koetter and the coaching staff. also medical staff too no reason he should have been out there if they let him rest the whole buffalo game maybe he’s back to 100 the next week now jameis could have to go through the worst thing possible witch is surgery and make him have to rehab his shoulder all offseason without being able to put in the work that he always does in the offseason . i was one of the biggest koetter fans coming into this season but with the way he’s been coaching and decisions he has made he’s as good as gone to me . keeping him would be a mistake imo he’s way to stubborn to adapt

  17. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Koetter isnt stubborn, he’s clueless on what it takes to be a head coach..That’s on the Glazers/Licht

  18. ClodHopper Says:

    Interesting. He didn’t need Andrews before “for the one millionth time he can’t hurt it worse” but now he does?

    Koetter = Pagano

  19. deminion Says:

    when you see Dr. Andrews it means its serious!!! Sorry this adds fuel to the fire for firing Koetter and Licht, at first i was on the fence about them staying but now they are lame ducks at this point.

  20. Teacherman777 Says:

    Very smart move!

    You think Dom and team doctors cared about Brian Price? No way.

    They shot him up and pushed him back on the field.

    Players should never the organization that employs them and regularly breaks their “non-guaranteed” contracts.

    Even college players have “non-guaranteed” scholarships!

    They get hurt, they get nothing!

    Back to the point- always get a 2nd opinion!

    Good job Jameis!

  21. D-Rome Says:


    Any particular reason why?

    It’s been my observation that when any player in the NFL goes to see Dr. Andrews it means the injury is more severe than what is being let on by the team.

  22. 813bucboi Says:

    johnnybuc Says:
    November 8th, 2017 at 11:48 am
    can we all agree this reflects horribly on koetter and the coaching staff. also medical staff too


    I AGREE!!!!….seems like everyone is/was trying to save their job….too late for that….

    @D ROME

    I AGREE…any time a player sees Andrews, it means teams doctors have suggest surgery…or like you said, its more serve than thought….either way him seeing Andrews aint good…GO BUCS!!!!

  23. Daniel Says:

    If it were serious or needed surgery, Dr. Andrews isn’t going to recommend that Winston “rehab hard”.

    They should’ve done this rest and rehab about a month ago.

  24. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Ironically the no comment from the medical facility means that indeed #3 was there as a patient. HIPPAA regs forbid medical providers from releasing any information on their patients unless their patients direct otherwise.

    Doesn’t seem like #3 is hiding from this and it’s the most obvious thing to do…#3 earns roughly 5 million per year…next year his his contract year and in 2019 he becomes eligible for the NFL version of LOTTO….from 5 million a year to 25 million a year.

    Think of all those MILLIONS. If it was you and your millions wouldn’t you want to get the very best medical on your arm…second…third opinions..whatever it takes.

    Again the Glazers have a huge decision at the end of 18….commit a boatload of money or walk away…#3’s physical health will have a LOT to do with that decision. Think the Glazers are familiar with the Andrew Luck situation?

    BTW…I’m not for unloading #3…unless his arm is truly messed up…but if he’s healthy he’s our QB. Just pointing out that for us it’s just typing and creating pixels….for the Glazers it’s about 125 million in today’s QB market.

    We are fans and root for #3…we are emotional…trust me…125 million supercedes the Glazers emotions. It’s all about the bizness and Benjamins.