Jordan Whitehead Injury Update

January 27th, 2021

Fresh news.

Yesterday, Jenna Laine of ESPN typed her latest intel on the status of Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead. It was essentially day-to-day.

A report from another NFL insider this morning seems to back that up.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Twittered out this morning that even though we are 11 days out from the Super Bowl, Whitehead is going to give it a go. Or at least try to.

Rapoport also had information about the nature of Whitehead’s injury.

This really needs to be all hands-on-deck. If you cannot play in a Super Bowl, you better be damned injured and the injury must be affecting your play.

Given Whitehead’s hard-nosed nature, Joe would be surprised if he doesn’t play.

Suck it up; shoot it up; and go win a ring Mr. Whitehead. You may never get this chance again.

26 Responses to “Jordan Whitehead Injury Update”

  1. Mitch Says:

    I don’t think it’s unheard of for players to play through labrum injuries… it’s the “other stuff” I’m concerned about.

  2. Robert Says:

    calling all doctors on hear, or anyone who stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

    Is this just a shoot it up and go…..or is there a chance he further injures himself and career?

    He hits hard, and I gotta think thats risky if he can do more damage no?

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    encouraging news….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  4. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I went to a Kansas City Fan site yesterday, and one fan was talking about “Popping a Whitehead”.

  5. bojim Says:

    A hard hitter with a shoulder injury? Man, that would be a tough call.

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    Day to day sounds much more encouraging with two weeks rather than one. We shall see. Get well JDub.

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    Yes all hands on deck!

  8. Adrnagy Says:

    Whitehead= I can tackle with the other shoulder.

  9. The Red Mirage Says:

    There is no questioning Whitehead’s toughness. He will play.

  10. ocala Says:

    Hello Mr. Cortisone shot

  11. firethecannons Says:

    Joe nobody has to tell this kid to play, if it is still attached he’ll throw it together and deliver.

    The surgeries, concussion protocols and rehabs will wait till after the superbowl. Go Bucs!

  12. gp Says:

    Hard decision
    I truly would love to see him light up any one of KC’s receivers. Even once.
    I would not, however, under any circumstances, advise him to play a “game” that could end his career.
    With that said, I hope he’s a go.
    I don’t like KC, I really don’t like Mahomie and his punk attitude.
    Crushing Mahomie and thus KC will make my day!


    A good friend of mine who blocked for Herschel Walker at Georgia told me the story how, in the national championship game, Walker suffered a separated shoulder early in the game, they simply told him to “take the hits on your other shoulder”…..Walker did, played and of course they won the national championship…..yeah, you have to ask yourself if you’ll have another chance to play for the Lombardi Trophy…..

  14. mg Says:

    Lock & Load

  15. NashvilleBuc Says:

    @ Robert
    I tore my right labrum in two places playing football. It was not painful after two weeks. I remember at the time the ortho said I’d be fine for a while but eventually it would catch up with me if I didn’t have it fixed. I never had it fixed, but now I have 4 tears and rotator cuff impingement as a result. My guess is he plays and has it repaired off season.

  16. Infomeplease Says:

    Whitehead will start the Superbowl!! Whitehead will play well too!!
    GO BUCS!! You are so close to that ring!! GO BUCS!!

  17. ArmchairGM Says:

    I’m not a doctor, but there’s a former nfl doc on Twitter who looks at the tape and gives his best guess. He speculated it was a torn chest tendon. He says Whitehead could play with it and get surgery in the offseason, but his ability to wrap up on tackles is going to be hampered on top of being in a lot of pain. Again, this is speculation.

  18. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Tape it up with some Gorilla duct tape and a shot of novacain he’ll be alright!

  19. Cobraboy Says:

    So what did the MRI show?

  20. Beeej Says:

    After that guy from the Bills played three games with a broken leg a labrum problem seems kind of…meh

  21. David Says:

    I don’t think there’s any question he’s going to play. I am more worried about Winfield. He may be ready to go but if he lost a step because it’s an ankle injury, this is not the team to lose a step to

  22. DungyDance Says:

    Looking at the pic Joe used for this story…God those jerseys were fugly!

  23. Gracelivin Says:

    I remember when #47 HOFer John Lynch came back to play after a separated shoulder and he still hit people….if you can you will play come SB.

  24. JimmyJack Says:

    Joe says “you may never get this chance again” such a sobering comment.

    Enjoy every second of it Bucs fans!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  25. Liaastnfrmafar Says:

    He maybe able to play but if it hinders his ability to do what does best hit, then why risk it?

  26. unbelievable Says:

    Labrums can be a b!tch to heal! They get very little blood flow so they almost always require surgery if torn.

    Can’t help but wonder how this would negatively affect him as a hard hitter? Doesn’t seem like an ideal situation but I’m sure he’ll suit up if he’s cleared to.