Buccaneers’ Chris Godwin carted to locker room with hamstring injury
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are beginning to get extremely limited at receiver. According to Adam Schefter, Chris Godwin was carted to the locker room with a hamstring injury during Sunday’s showdown with the Detroit Lions.
Bucs’ WR Chris Godwin carted to the locker room….
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 15, 2019
Godwin suffered the injury in the third quarter of the game against the Lions. The young wide receiver was unable to walk off of the field on his own and had to be helped into the locker room by way of the medical cart.
Following his appearance in the locker room, it has since been reported that Godwin will miss the rest of Sunday’s game. The talented pass-catcher had five receptions for 121 yards before being forced to leave due to his hamstring.
The loss of Godwin would be detrimental to a Tampa Bay team that is already missing Mike Evans. Evans is dealing with his own hamstring injury and there’s a possibility that he misses the rest of the season.
As for Godwin, he’s had quite the breakout season for the Buccaneers in 2019. The Penn State product has hauled in 86 receptions for 1,333 yards, and nine touchdowns (including Sunday’s numbers).
It may be surprising to some but Godwin leads the Buccaneers in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns this year. Hopefully, his hamstring injury doesn’t prevent him from finishing strong in the regular season.
In the event that Chris Godwin has to miss time, Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson would become the top wide receivers in Tampa Bay. Nevertheless, we will undoubtedly know more information on Godwin’s status in the next couple of days.