Bucs Are Currently The NFL’s Hamstring Central

September 23rd, 2022

Russell Gage one of several Bucs battling hamstring issues.

The injury report issued by the Bucs yesterday from the AdventHamstring Training Center said it all.

The Bucs listed four players with a hamstring injury. Leonard Fournette, Russell Gage, Chris Godwin and Zyon McCollum all were tagged.

This does not include suspended Mike Evans who, as we all know, has a chronic hamstring issue (with the exception of last season).

Now if you go by BSPN’s injury report list of all 32 teams, the Bucs have more than double the number of hamstring injuries as any other team.

To be fair, Joe is a bit dubious about the accuracy of this BSPN list. For example, BSPN does not list McCollum. So how many other players or hamstring injuries on other teams is BSPN omitting?

Joe is fully aware that no one can predict an injury. No one. If someone could, he or she would be filthy rich and either on the payroll of a Vegas sportsbook or bankrolled by the mob.

Still, on face value, with so many hamstring injuries before the Bucs have even played a third game, it should raise eyebrows at the AdventHamstring Training Center that perhaps current procedures used, in theory, for hamstring injury prevention ought to be scrutinized.

It’s all fun and games now, but if hamstring injuries continue to pop up and lead to the Bucs missing out on a Super Bowl in what is likely Tom Brady’s final season in Tampa, that will get the attention of Team Glazer.

And then folks who work at the AdventHamstring Training Center ought to be worried.

25 Responses to “Bucs Are Currently The NFL’s Hamstring Central”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Hamstring injuries are brutal because they usually take so danged long to properly heal. The two on the list who concern me the most for this Packers’ game are (1) Lenny and (2) Gage (Godwin should’ve have gone back into the lineup so quickly anyways). If I understood correctly, they both practiced, but with a heavy workload Sunday there’s always the danger that their hamstring injury will flair up & keep them out much longer.

    Hoping that White & Vaughn can contribute Sunday, and that Beasley turns out to be the real deal. Would also love to see Brate & our 2 rookie TEs rise to the occasion.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Danged spellchecker … make that Godwin SHOULDN’T have gone back into the lineup so quickly.

  3. Leighroy Says:

    See boys, this is what happens when you skip leg day.

  4. BucU Says:

    Incredibly this is a carbon copy of last year w the receiver group. Fix it or fire the conditioning coach.

  5. SufferingSince76 Says:

    How is it that Miami doesn’t have as many hamstring injuries as Tampa? Isn’t it even hotter down there?

  6. Ugotrobbed Says:

    Since this has been a recuring theme for years, maybe time to change S&C coach!?

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    Replace these bozos, yesterday.

  8. Bojim Says:

    I hope a red flag goes up on that place.

  9. Jeff Says:

    Team might need to consider new training regiments. What they’ve done for the past 5 years hasn’t worked.

  10. Oddball Says:

    Um, this doesn’t have the Glazer’s attention already? It should.

  11. CrackWise Says:

    Ever heard of the expression of some or thing being hamstrung do to one issue or another?

    Now we know what it is related to! THE BUCS.

    FINALLY, I have something to blame all of my life’s problems on. The Bucs!

    Oh Wait, I already do that. DOPE!

  12. Dooley Says:

    Bucs need a Yoga instructor

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Warm weather is better for muscle strains. There is no reason for this. Coaches & management evaluate players all season, how about evaluating the strength and conditioning staff. If it’s not the trainers then it’s the practice ritual. Don’t ignore it FIX it.

  14. BigMacAttack Says:

    Receivers are like race horses. They launch off the line often from zero to top speed in a second. They cut, turn, dodge and often stop on a time. It’s a recipe for disaster. Stretching and flexibility is about the only way to combat the effects. Stretching isn’t fun, few enjoy doing it and even fewer do it as much as they really should. Yoga is another option. This isn’t a new problem for the Bucs, it’s been going on for years.

  15. Dooley Says:


    Warm weather actually promotes muscular inflammation and high humidity thickens the blood which is terrible for recuperation as it heightens muscle tension making swelling last longer. Warm muscles, high heat, and ridiculously high Floridian humidity is a recipe for the hamstring issues around the roster. There’s not much any training staff anywhere can do to prevent that, so relax junior.

  16. Pewter Warrior 813 Says:

    Injury Prone Godwin is stealing $$ (before you get mad, he’s not played a full season since 2018) and if the strength and conditioning coach have not been evaluated it is a joke.

    Inquires prevented a chance at a repeat and now they will likely derail Brady’s final season. So frustrating

  17. Pewter Warrior 813 Says:

    People blaming the weather but the Jags and Dolphins don’t have these issues, just sayin

  18. Anon Says:

    This comment section is the definition of an absolute clown show. Just a bunch of morons panicking and trolling over stupidity. Like go outside, tough grass fools.

  19. Ash Says:

    @anon lol That’s America though non-experts giving expert analysis. Google search has given out so many PhDs it’s incredible. Hope bucs heal up at just the right time to make that push to the Superbowl go bucs.

  20. Joshua porter Says:

    The Packers have hamstring issues as well and them not being use to the heat down here will probably blow a couple of there’s out this sunday.

  21. orlbucfan Says:

    Pewter Warrior 813 Says:
    September 23rd, 2022 at 9:34 am
    Injury Prone Godwin is stealing $$….
    Back off, yahoo! CG14 is no weakling. His knee injury last year came from a cheap shot courtesy of our favorite cheats: the Aints.

  22. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Remember the mystery injury Gage had during OTAs? Now he has this hamstring injury. He’s been a big disappointment.

  23. captivajim Says:

    I raised the issue of trainers & conditioning last yr as well. There IS a problem in that Advent Center-and it will not be corrected until mgmt realizes it …

  24. Dooley Says:

    @Pewter Warrior 813

    Jaylen Waddle(Dolphins) & Devin Lloyd BOTH struggled with hamstring injuries since the start of team activities this past spring. Both those guys are young, fast, and play in the sunshine state. IIRC Miami’s FB has also recently missed time with hamstring injuries, I’m just sayin. Trying to blame trainers for players getting soft tissue injuries is not only moronic, but it’s wrong.

  25. Old School Bucs Says:

    Are the Bucs training on treadmills??? If they are the those trainers need to be fired!!! Treadmills are horrible in so many ways, but particularly on hamstrings. Something is going on the way they sre training and when I hear a rash of hammys I think treadmills.