Todd Bowles Updates Injuries

August 12th, 2022

Mike Evans

Good news would feel good about now, and head coach Todd Bowles delivered some on national radio yesterday.

Despite Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen blowing out his left knee, Bowles said health is strong across One Buc Palace.

“Overall, it’s been pretty good training camp wide,” Bowles told SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“The guys that are out are minor things. They’ll be back at some point to join us. There’s nothing to worry about as far as serious health other than Jensen, obviously. Everybody else is in pretty good shape.”

That means the receivers, Russell Gage who pulled up lame this week and Mike Evans (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman, don’t have injuries that threaten to keep them from practicing leading up to Week 1 of the regular season.

One major injury sucks, but a seasoned guy like Bowles knows how much worse things could be.

The Bucs are so darn talented, just getting out of August without any more injuries — or sabbaticals — would be a major win for their Super Bowl prospects.

15 Responses to “Todd Bowles Updates Injuries”

  1. Alexander Nascimento Says:

    Or sabbaticals
    Very well played Joe
    Go Bucs!

  2. NeverGIVEup Says:

    Oh so most of the skill guys are missing PRACTICE these days? Dang, Tom Brady should be practicing with the young guys so he can get on the same page as them long term.

  3. Maniac Buc Says:

    Bucs are in great shape. I have literally no worries what so ever, no a single one. No one else should either!!!

  4. Goatfarmer Says:

    Tomorrow night it’s the scrub show. Can’t wait to see our PR/KR running sideways and losing his footing again.

  5. NeverGIVEup Says:

    Goatfarmer, I am looking forward to seeing the improvement of our punter. Who is he again?

  6. SOEbuc Says:


    Agree 💯. Why is Tom not out there! It’s a team sport and if you’re the greatest you have to help, especially your new oline and second year center. Communication with oline might be what makes him the greatest QB, or at least a very large part.

    I love the Bucs and Brady with all my heart till the end of time, and I don’t know what “personal matters” are. Sounds like they’re just protecting him from injury till week one. He will be on the right page, others will not due to his lack of him at practice. Players have to rely on Gabbert, Trask, and Ryan to make the team (yikes).

  7. BillyBucco Says:

    The deal with Brady could be as simple as his wife scheduling a shoot because Brady retired and he has dad duty.
    It was already scheduled and part of a work life balance.

    When he realized how quick he gelled with Gage and that Julio is a beast, it made it easier to stick with the plan.

    This man is a professional and the other guys need the reps.
    Trust me, some offensive players will stand out in the preseason without having Brady, and when they do have him, I’m sure they will look even better.

  8. NeverGIVEup Says:

    @SOEbuc I was being sarcastic. After what happened in 2020. I really don’t think preseason means a hill of beans to anyone other than the guys trying to make the bottom half of the roaster.

    Other than that, you don’t need a QB to teach an OL. You need your vet OL guys to do that. Same with all the other positions.

    I think our QB room is stacked with veteran leadership. Kyle benefits from Tom not being there for a few days

    My point was that it appears that a lot of vets are experiencing down time right along with Tom not being there.

  9. BillyBucco Says:

    Sorry that was off topic slightly.
    I’m excited about the WRs being on track for week 1.
    I’ll be at the game with 3 other Bucs Die Hards, so the dream of our 4 wide lineup LIVE is still alive.

    I’m positive we will see it at some point this season, all hinging on Godwins return timetable.

    When we do see it, I envision 2 games or so, where we score in the 50s.

  10. NeverGIVEup Says:


    I concur… And if our D gets those 30 turnovers. I can see us putting up the highest scoring game of all time.

    You think Brady would like to have that record under his belt? I do, lets see a 7 TD game

  11. Buc king Says:

    You guys dream big…
    And I like it

  12. Infomeplease Says:

    I hope the trainers figure out the on going hamstring issues! I know the last couple of years they did individual stretches. Are they doing team coordinated stretches this year? Don’t know if it is the heat causing to much dehydration or the lack of proper pre workout stretches! I hope the trainers figure it out!

  13. Long John Says:

    Tommy took his ball and went home.

  14. Pete Says:

    My guess is that Giselle had something planned when he was retired. A condition to him returning was this 10 day leave of absence for whatever it is that was on the books. Before he even talked to the Bucs, he had to make this “concession” with Giselle. I have no issue with that. Make no mistake…TB will be ready.

  15. Ed Says:

    No worries about receivers being on the same page with Brady.

    How long did it take last year to present “the pass-catching, regular season Lenny?”