Pain Tolerance For Donovan Smith

September 12th, 2022

Injury update.

Donovan Smith is a tough SOB. It’s why he’s only missed two starts in his career.

So Joe knew Smith was in serious pain last night after the left tackle exited the game with an elbow injury and did not return.

Per Todd Bowles, it’s a hyper-extended elbow. How much time, if any, Smith misses will be based on how he can play through the pain.

Joe would not be shocked if Smith lines up Sunday against the slimy Saints. That’s how tough Smith is.

Simply put, Joe trusts Smith with one wing more in pass-pro than Josh Wells at full strength.

44 Responses to “Pain Tolerance For Donovan Smith”

  1. Bucamania Says:

    Tape an aspirin to it and get out there!

  2. ViSyl Says:

    nothing that some painkillers won’t help

  3. SKBucsFan Says:

    Just get on the bike this week Donny and build up your stamina. No need to aggravate it during practice. We need you in there against the slimy saints.

  4. K2 Says:

    aspirin for extreme pain? thanks doc

  5. D-Rok Says:

    After he borrows Gronk’s elbow brace, he’ll play.

  6. K2 Says:

    Smith has to be able to punch, grab and control with a very painful injury. It would be like sprinting on a very bad ankle…not fun.

  7. Maniac Buc Says:

    When I was a kid, Robitussin made everything feel better. Just take two little cups of Tussin and you’ll be ok Donovan! We need you buddy.

  8. gotbbucs Says:

    By the looks of Smith’s arm he was already dealing with a possible wrist or hand injury the way it was all padded up.
    Hope he’s a fast healer.

  9. A Bucs Fan Says:

    He’ll be out of practice all week and test the arm on game day. Bet he’s already signed the Toradol waiver.

  10. geno711 Says:

    Jordan Poyer of the Bills all pro safety suffered a hyperextended elbow on August 2nd and returned to practice on August 27th. My thinking is that had it been regular season, he would have returned sooner.

    But I still feel like the Bucs will want to give this some rest before they put Smith back out there.

  11. The Man Says:

    That is good news.

  12. Architek Says:

    Man I am grateful for Big Don! We take him for granted.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    I’m not a doctor but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night. At least I think I did. I was pretty drunk so I don’t really remember. What were we talking about again ?

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I wouldn’t make light of this injury……LT is a very tough position to excel……I’m quite sure D Smith will do his absolute best.

    This is good news that it’s not some sort of fracture or season ending injury.

  15. sasquatch Says:

    A hyperextended elbow is no joke… It’s apparently the right arm, which is his inside arm at LT, so that’s a little better. As long as he can get a brace to prevent another hyperextension, I would think it would be tolerable…

  16. firethecannons Says:

    Gronks elbow brace is waiting to be repurposed. Could be worse, he needs brace for sure and should play. It will be a toradol sunday for Donnie.

  17. Marc Coppola Says:

    Shoot that bitch up with some painkillers! We got rings to win!

  18. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    What was missed by the Broadcast Team, until later, was the fact that when Micah Parsons ran around Donovan Smith, it was 2 ex Penn State players, facing each other!
    But Donovan Smith is a real Man, unlike Micah Parsons who squealed like the little Biotch he is, on a clean and legal block by Lenny!

  19. firethecannons Says:

    Joe could you ask about Jensen?

  20. Richard Dickson Says:

    When I saw it was above the waist I figured he wouldn’t be gone long.

  21. Craig Says:

    They make braces that stop the elbow from getting bent the wrong way, maybe they’ll fit him with one and send him in.

    Smith is the anchor on that side of the line, the kids need him in their.

  22. LongSeason Says:

    I was thinking it could have been one of the following since I saw the arm act with a little flex.
    Fractured arm
    Broken arm (clean through break)
    Dislocated elbow
    Hit ma danged funny bone!!!
    Hyperextended elbow
    Best news would have been the not so funny funny bone. Who’s idea was it to name the dang thing the funny bone, anyway. Bet he never experienced it, just witnessed it.
    If this was just a hyperextension that is good news. Did they say they want to wait for x-rays to see if there is any sign of break or perhaps MRI for worse?

  23. A Bucs Fan Says:

    @LongSeason his x-rays were negative for fractures.

  24. GABucsBall Says:

    If they rest him for 2-3 weeks he’ll be 100%. Don’t take the chance of more pain and damage. Play the long game, use jumbo sets with Wells in there and pound the Saints with the run…hell ATL almost beat them with that recipe.

  25. Anonymous Says:

    How is Toradol different than typical pain pills

  26. Joe Says:

    Joe could you ask about Jensen?

    What’s there to ask???

  27. TJ Says:

    “Who cares about something as trivial as whether or not there’s any nerve damage or any other medical nonsense like that DS76…get the heck out there and protect our goat!” Classic buc fans.

  28. Capt.Tim Says:

    Great news that its not a fracture!
    Play when you can. We need you- for the long run.
    Better to miss one game, than to keep hurting it all season

  29. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    As a person who played in college, a localized shot of Toradol does wonders.

  30. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    You feel no pain after the shot. It’s like a magical elixir of feeling zero pain for like 2 to three hours.

  31. Mark Reese Says:

    As long as there’s no risk of more damage to the elbow I think he’ll play

  32. Power of Pewter Says:

    Just put a cast on it and he can use it as a club. Need him out there.

  33. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Rub some dirt on it

  34. 2022 Year of the GOAT RETURN Says:

    couple shots ice and wrap it

  35. Anonymous Says:

    Toradol is an anti inflammatory. Non narcotic. Not really a painkiller except the relief you get from inflammation reduction . Had it several times. It does help quite a bit.

  36. steele Says:

    Same as with Godwin. Rest him. Hyperextended elbows take time and hurt like hell. You can’t have opposing defenders yanking on that bad arm, either.

    NO, keep him off the field for a while. ‘

    And please, JL, go sign some veteran OL help.

  37. Bucschamp Says:

    Wells is trash

  38. Anonymous Says:

    Hyperextended elbow. I’ve seen cheerleaders blow that off while turning cartwheels and not one of them was getting paid. He’s tough, he’ll be fine.

  39. Defy9Ordinary Says:

    Bucs fans need to realize that most of the Aints coaches & players (even w/Sean Payton no longer there) are capable of going after Smith’s elbow to cause more damage, if Donny was to play nxt week… That’s how most of that Aints team operates, unfortunately. They play dirty & have absolutely no integrity; RESPECT for their opponent or the game of football!! LFG

  40. Buccos Says:

    Donny needs to live up to his reputation and nickname of Durable Donny. As long as he isn’t going to make it worse he needs to play. I expect he will give it a go and see what happens. If he is really the tough SOB that Joe makes him out to be then all is well.

  41. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I invented the Durable Donnie moniker btw.
    It’s his most endearing quality.

  42. DG060 Says:

    Donovan has been huge since TB12 arrived. He’s a warrior.

  43. JayWill Says:

    He needs to sit out a game. Coaches put pressure on players by telling the media it’s a matter of pain tolerance. If a player doesn’t play he is viewed as soft by the fans. Taking Toredal is bad for your long-term health.

  44. Brandon Says:

    I called it just like I called TJ Watt’s torn pec. I said Smith had a hyperextension and possible dislocation. If an effective brace can be fitted to keep it from hyperextending again, he should be back this week.