Tristan Wirfs Goes Down With Ankle Injury

January 16th, 2022

When’s the last time Tom Brady took four hits and three sacks in the first half of a football game?

No surprise it happened today with mighty right tackle Tristan Wirfs, who was hobbled very early against the Eagles with an ankle injury. Wirfs came back late in the first half and quickly allowed a sack to old man Eagles edge rusher Ryan Kerrigan.

Later, reserve tackle Josh Wells allowed another sack to Kerrigan, who didn’t have a sack all season.

It’s Wirfs’ first injury as a professional. Joe was bitter that the Bucs put him back in the game with a 17-point lead.

Wells played well but appeared to injury his ankle or leg late in the first half. Fox reporter Erin Andrews confirmed at halftime that Wells is hurt.

Some folks thought losing Antonio Brown was a big loss in the Bucs’ quest to repeat as champs. Joe feels comfortable saying losing Wirts would be bigger.

Get well soon, Tristan!

30 Responses to “Tristan Wirfs Goes Down With Ankle Injury”

  1. Spicili Says:

    Hope to have him back next week!

  2. Buc4evr Says:

    Wells looks hurt also.

  3. Beeej Says:

    I expect Demar Dotson is available

  4. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    WHO was the IDIOT coach that let him back in the game injured???

  5. ModHairKen Says:

    Everyone has injuries. Let’s stop setting the stage to blame a playoff performance on injuries. Putting Wirfs back in was dumb. Not running out the clock with 37 seconds left before half was dumb. Did they not learn anything from the pick 6 against Atlanta?

  6. Listnfrmafar Says:

    What was BA thinking, the guy can’t walk. This is Gronk & LVD all over again.

  7. Buc4evr Says:

    Is Vaughn ok?

  8. Zwak Says:

    Why are we still playing all the starters in this game!?

  9. Oxycodoms Says:

    Imagine wells against parsons

  10. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Arians went all Woody Hayes on Adam’s. I wonder if Adam’s has.him arrested for assault?

  11. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Remember guys. It’s the playoffs. If you think you can go, you go.

  12. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Hey Wirfs man, take the shot, we need ya man, don’t worry about your career.

  13. Tom Says:

    No WIRFS, no SB. Sorry if that sounds sucky, but it’s the truth.

  14. mark2001 Says:

    I’d bet money that Wirfs lobbied to get back in the game. First time out of one…. he’s never been in that situation before. He is a warrior and we certainly need him down the line. Get well soon, Tristan.

  15. SOEbuc Says:

    AND SENT BACK IN!!! Twice I believe. This is why Bucs have been a mash unit. Show me Hainsey because Wells has always been nothing but garbage and a Hainsey was dominating OT on dominating oline.

  16. lunchmeat Says:

    What I want to know is, why was TB12 allowed back in after we got to 31-0?

  17. Show Me the TDs Says:

    I’ve been a Bucs fan since 1976 and I’m here to tell you, we have some of the dumbest fans ever, as evidenced by some of these comments. Any of you Superbowl winning coaches??? Thought not!

  18. SOEbuc Says:


    His decision after the score was 31-7. He knows it could be too easy for Gabbert to come in and throw two pick sixes before he’d have to go back in.

  19. unbelievable Says:

    I was bitter too, Joe.

    You could see right away he was clearly hobbled yet they kept him in and it led to a sack on Brady.

  20. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    I think he’ll be good for next game

  21. SB~LV Says:

    High ankle sprain from the replay, IMHO

  22. Hodad Says:

    Didn’t Hainsey play RT at Notre Dame?

  23. bucschamp Says:

    we can do the 4 TE set to help block

  24. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Am I the only one who wondered why Brady was still in there so long?

    Yeah I know Brady demands playing but BA simply needs to explain the facts.
    Do we want another SB or not.

    Watching Wirfs and Jensen go down freaked me out enough. We “could” win without one or both those guys although the odds might be long.

    There is no chance to win in the postseason if Brady goes down. And with a banged up offensive line already underperforming I held my breath on every snap in the 4th Q. Even Romo was wondering what was up.

  25. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Imo Wirfs saw Jenson return to play and wanted to give it a try. Make no mistake, Jenson is the leader of that oline and motivates the other guys with his beastly demeanor. Wirfs quickly realized he couldn’t continue. No problem, heal up big guy.

  26. Merlin Says:

    There’s no chance Wirfs was like ” I’m good coach. I’m going back in.” Oh wait that’s exactly what happened

  27. James Says:

    Anybody watch the Bills game? Allen was in until the very end in a blow out. It’s the playoffs. Nobody sits in the playoffs unless they are hurt. Go and watch any other game. Stop whining about it!

  28. Buc king Says:

    Update on wirf?

  29. TacoLoco Says:

    Can’t Stinnie fill in for Tristan?

  30. Anthony Says:

    Ya putting him back in stupid. Don’t know why they keep doing it. You think putting Gronk in before he was ready then losing him for another game or two they would error on the side of caution. I’m sorry injuries may be a part of the game but you would think someone would have commonsense