Sean Murphy-Bunting Shares His Buffet Of Injuries

July 27th, 2021

Tom Brady’s injuries are always a mystery, and a lot of mortal players conceal their injury issues, too.

Today, Bucs cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting peeled back the curtain on his.

It was ugly.

Last season, per Murphy-Bunting, he pulled a groin in week two, which led to a sprained ankle, and then he had another sprained ankle in the playoffs. Amidst all that fun, the Bucs’ then-second-year man dislocated both his thumbs.

Better health overall came later in the season, and it’s likely not a coincidence that Murphy-Bunting ripped off interceptions in three consecutive playoff games before getting shut out in the Super Bowl.

Murphy-Bunting said he’s now “100 percent” and gave a ton of credit to the Bucs’ training staff.

Yeah, lots of guys play through all kinds of issues, though you rarely hear a list laid out like Murphy-Bunting did today. Joe appreciated the candor. But Joe also wonders whether those thumbs will be a recurring issue.

“I have really bad thumbs,” Murphy-Bunting said.

14 Responses to “Sean Murphy-Bunting Shares His Buffet Of Injuries”

  1. Marine Buc Says:

    At least he doesn’t have Covid… Amiright?

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    Use TB12’s anti-inflammatory diet & stretch properly & this dude will be physically dominant w/ that long body

  3. Mort Says:

    Marine: yes, actually. You’re allowed to play through a thumb injury. You’re not allowed anything with COVID.

  4. SB~LV Says:

    Damn !!
    Tough tough SOB !

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Like SMB….always around the ball….will get better & better with experience & I’d bet he wears a red wristband….

  6. Youngbucs Says:

    Not to beat a dead horse but this is exactly why I was scoffing. Because all players play hurt it was a bull excuse for a former player. Even though he had his best gms with the injuries go figure.

  7. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    For as many injuries as he had, SMB was arguably our beat DB in the playoffs, which is very impressive.

  8. firethecannons Says:

    Dr joel’s Hemp oil

  9. Duane Says:

    This kid battled all year and showed up big when we needed him to. Not as good a talent as Dean or Davis, but his availability got him a bunch of big reps last season. He may be one of those dark horse candidates to make a big leap this season. Dean is not a paragon of durability.

  10. Bird Says:

    Pulled groin. No way you can play thru that
    Strained maybe
    That hurts so bad and it takes weeks to recover

  11. Bojim Says:

    Any injury involving the thumbs are awful. I dislocated mine once. Argh

  12. PassingThru Says:

    The injuries might explain the soft zone and extra padding on coverage, perhaps Bowles was by design covering up for SMB’s physical limitations. I’m hoping for a bounce-back season; he didn’t play well for much of the regular season but turned it around in time for the postseason.

  13. David Says:

    At this point, I don’t understand why every single NFL player (or any athlete) is not incorporating TB12 somehow because of all the anti-inflammatory agents and quick recovery times. The proof is in the QB!

    *** reaches for bag of chips

  14. teacherman777 Says:



    TB12 will take over all sports one day.

    That’s why I say that we sign Tom Brady to a lifetime contract after he retires

    20 years. 100 million.

    Keep Tom Brady in Tampa Bay until he dies!