Different Injury Identified For Justin Evans

June 5th, 2019

Some scary clarity today from head coach Bucco Bruce Arians on the injury (injuries?) to third-year safety Justin Evans, the guy selected before a flurry of standout running backs in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Evans landed on injured reserve last year after a toe injury lingered and lingered.

Then he was sidelined all spring, presumably for the toe. But speaking on WDAE-AM 620 this morning, Arians was clear that the boot being worn this week on Evans’ left foot is part of the recovery process for a procedure he had on his heel, not the toe.

So does Evans have two screwed up feet? Joe is not sure.

But the uplifting news was Arians saying after practice today that every player is on track to be available in training camp except for Jason Pierre-Paul. Arians called JPP a “fingers-crossed” approach.

13 Responses to “Different Injury Identified For Justin Evans”

  1. Twon the buc Says:

    Justin showed great flashes , but lineup that ball hawking Mike Edwards next to the hard hitting Whitehead . Will form a great tandem!

  2. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    The Buc Injury Life lives on!

  3. ThatHappened Says:

    Heel injury is probably from favoring it after the toe injury, not surprising. Hopefully keeping both set and immobile will bring him back close to 100%

  4. mcruzer Says:

    This sounds exactly like an insertional Achilles injury. Since it’s June, he should be good to go for the season.

  5. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Fingers crossed. Good news is that BA believes he’ll be ready for TC.

  6. NOSBOS Says:

    What the first poster on this thread said. And to be honest that’s what fully expect to see come week 1 of the season.

  7. Allbuccedup Says:

    Been living with fingers crossed for the last ten years hasn’t worked yet.

  8. J Says:

    It’s quite EYE OPENING when you read an article here and when you read it EVERYWHERE else. You Joe’s are ridiculously over dramatic about everything. Pewter Report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers website etc etc all sound like they’re getting good information and then you Joe’s spin it for click bait. Freaking joke.

    Is Kim Kardashian your PR rep?

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    All of those assumptions made about Justin Evans’ injury, and it is not nearly so bad as people thought.

    In fact, this latest procedure is supposed to cause him to wear a boot for a couple weeks.

    Just goes to show…we cannot make assumptions without knowing the facts.

  10. D-Rome Says:

    I hope the procedure is only shaving down bone spurs or something. Hopefully they didn’t have to detach his Achilles tendon to do any surgery there.

  11. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    Honestly terrible draft choice. Hope he bounces back.

  12. 813bucboi Says:


    you’re right…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  13. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Well Buc