Details Trickle In On Russell Gage Injury

July 26th, 2023

Training camp started today at One Buc Palace and veteran receiver Russell Gage was seen smiling and laughing with teammates and watching practice.

He wasn’t on the field, or at least the main practice field. Earlier in the practice, he was running sprints on a side field.

Gage’s injury has spanned months and the Bucs have yet to disclose exactly what it is. They don’t have to because it didn’t happen during the regular season.

Today after practice, head coach Todd Bowles finally leaked a little info on the injury.

“It’s a lower extremity injury. I mean, it’s a leg injury,” Bowles said of Gage. “But he’ll be fine. I mean, we’re counting on him. He’ll be back.”

Joe is glad to hear it, but Joe also remembers 13 1/2 months ago when Tom Brady talked about injured Gage and said he had a lot of work to do in the weeks leading up to training camp to overcome his time missed in the spring.

Now the Bucs have a new quarterback, a guy that will need reps with Gage to avoid annoying and potentially critical miscommunications early in the season.

33 Responses to “Details Trickle In On Russell Gage Injury”

  1. Bee Says:

    Terrible FA signing. He might be a good dude but he rarely plays. It’s unfortunate.

  2. Mr. Magoo Says:

    Anything that hasn’t healed by now after 13 1/2 months isn’t likely to ever heal.

  3. HC Grover Says:

    Bowles Curse

  4. Hammerhead Says:

    Unfortunate situation for Russell and the Bucs but we should trust the trainers and coaching staff to understand his prognosis and whether he’ll be ready for the start of season. I’m sure they are monitoring his healing process very closely. Let’s hope it won’t evolve into a career ending continual aggravation situation.

  5. Beej Says:

    I think he was healed from last years injury, but suffered something different during underwear season. I’m guessing high ankle sprain, they seem to last a while

  6. Ufcguy32 Says:

    How are any of these clowns Injured right now honestly. You’ve been doing nothing since Christmas

  7. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    This is beginning to get old with Gage. LOL, he has become another “Hurt” Emmanuel if anyone remembers Bert Emmanuel.
    It seems there is some kind of perpetual injury Bug with these ex Atlanta receivers ?
    Julio Jones was hurt all the time too, like Gage.


    Imagine getting paid 10m a year and only working half the time

  9. Joe in Michigan Says:

    HC Grover Says:
    July 26th, 2023 at 11:21 am
    Bowles Curse
    The Bucs have won a Super Bowl with Bowles as DC, and won the division and made the playoffs the one year with Bowles as Head Coach. The only curse is how SH!TTY your posts are.

  10. adambomb418 Says:

    Alvin Harper 2.0?

  11. NJbucs23 Says:

    “Your best ability is your availability!”

    Cut this strapper

  12. Stanglassman Says:

    Let the man get healthy. He gonna be great this year. Dude toughed it out last year and had a ton of catches on one leg. Almost died on the field with a devastating neck injury at the end of the year. And He took a huge pay-cut to stay here. In return he he gets a bunch of crybaby fans that have no idea what it takes to play in the NFL saying he sucks and is a huge disappointment. Take a second to think how he feels. It sucks to be injured and not help your team or career.

  13. Darin Says:

    This dude just stays injured

  14. captivajim Says:

    Past time for the china doll to be traded if anyone will take him ,or simply cut & replaced with someone who actually plays

  15. Jason m Says:

    This is ridiculous. This guy obviously can’t stay healthy. Waisting our damn time with this guy.

  16. Dooley Says:

    Gage will be alright, and if not we’ve got some decent prospects that’ll gladly take his reps. Wouldn’t be surprised if Gage were dealing with some level of hammy tendonitis, which is a major hinderance to your mobility.

  17. BootyLover Says:

    Just throwing darts….I recall reading something about Gage showing off backflips at OTA’s. Was this before or after this leg injury? Perhaps the cause?

  18. Dre Bucsfan! Says:

    I think he’s becoming another player us as fans are starting to hate, Donavan smith has now past the torch! GET THIS GUY OUT OF HERE!

  19. Crunchbuc76 Says:

    Biggest problem with this team is Licht not being willing to admit defeat over his awful draft picks and GA signings. Instead of replacing or benching them he continues to act like they are gonna great. Hage, JTS, Goedecki and Hall chief among them.

  20. kyle Says:

    gage is a former falcon puke. no wonder they let him walk. the guy cant stay healthy. time to go learn how to broadcast and start screaming ridiculous takes on radio and tv.

  21. Mike Says:

    It’s Day 1 of training camp. I’m not too worried about it right now. If he can be ready by the regular season we will be fine. It’s not like he’s the starter or anything. We just need him for quality depth at this point.

  22. Fred McNeil Says:

    Hey guys n gals…no worries. He will be just fine when his vaginoplasty scars heal. The US Army does them all the time.

  23. Fred McNeil Says:

    That done…it’s time to read about football players….and DW45.

  24. captivajim Says:

    ” Crunch” has it right–spot on

  25. Voice of Truth Says:

    David Moore is his insurance

  26. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Hurt Emmanuel 2.0

  27. Jeffrey Becker Says:

    disgusting collection of hate posters. have you never played a sport? you can get injured anytime anywhere. tragically it seems to happen when you’re taking your game to the next level, too, going faster or harder than your body is used to. he never had problems with injuries before Tampa, and ‘nobody could cover him’ when he first got here, so I don’t get the hate it’s undeserved and we should be pulling for him.

  28. Mike S Says:

    The best ability is availability

  29. Wild Bill Says:

    Ditto to Mike S. If the dude is fragile why waste a roster spot. Be ready to play or say goodbye after preseason.

  30. Fred McNeil Says:

    Most people aren’t getting paid millions of dollars to play a kid’s game. If it’s too much for you…go flip burgers. Don’t waste a valuable roster spot and eat up our cap space. ..

  31. BillyBucco Says:

    I liked the we are counting on him quote.
    At least he knows Bowles thinks its horse crap umm Bull Spit?
    If he doesn’t produce this year, he is gone. Maybe sooner.
    Surely we have paid the guaranteed part unless they kicked the can on him.
    I never follow the 3rd WR salaries and mostly don’t get into that side.
    So far I agree after getting targeted the most in the RZ, we obviously need him.

  32. Stringer Bell Says:

    I just don’t get it. WRs can be had everywhere in the draft and to pay a 3rd WR ten mil. makes no sense.

  33. firethecannons Says:

    Move on from this mistake