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Buccaneers’ Chris Godwin in danger of missing games

Chris Godwin Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin will be headed back to the sidelines after Sunday’s matchup against the Denver Broncos. His MRI revealed a mild hamstring pull that will keep him out of Week 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Bucs will only have a short break as they are set to face the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football for Week 5 action. The quick turnaround may force Godwin to miss another game, but he’s likely to return soon after.

The former Penn State standout played a crucial role in the team’s recent win against the Broncos. He recorded 64 receiving yards on 5 receptions and a scored touchdown for the Bucs. He also has a team-high 11 catches this season through two games played thus far.

Luckily for the Bucs, they have multiple threats on the field who can create plays and produce points for the team. Their roster’s depth was on display against the Broncos when tight end O.J. Howard tallied 49 receiving yards on 3 catches while Rob Gronkowski accounted for 48 yards on 6 receptions.

Pro Bowl pass-catcher Mike Evans also contributed with two scored touchdowns on two receiving yards and two touches. Sophomore receiver Scott Miller added 83 yards on 3 receptions, and will likely get the majority of Godwin’s snaps in the coming games in lieu of his absence.

The Buccaneers hope for Chris Godwin’s swift recovery. They’ll definitely be needing him back on the field when they go against the dominant Green Bay Packers in Week 6 proceedings.