Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin’s hamstring injury ‘doesn’t look good’
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have won their fourth straight game on Sunday, but they may have lost one of their best players in the process.
During the Buccaneers’ 38-17 win over the Detroit Lions, wide receiver Chris Godwin suffered a hamstring injury in the third quarter and had to be carted off the field.
Afterward, head coach Bruce Arians said that the injury “doesn’t look good” and thinks that the rash of hamstring issues that his club has dealt with may have something to do with the way it practices.
“We’ll be talking with our sports science people about it,” Arians said, according to Eduardo A. Encina of The Tampa Bay Times. “Maybe I’ve overworked them in practice, the receivers, because we need the reps. Our quarterbacks need the reps, so we run them this time of the year more than I would probably like to, but we need the reps.”
Godwin was not the only Tampa Bay player to exit Sunday’s matchup with a hamstring injury.
Rookie wide out Scott Miller also injured his hamstring, and top wide receiver Mike Evans sustained a hamstring injury last week and did not play at all in Week 15.
So, maybe there is something to Arians’ statement about working the team a bit too hard in practice.
With just two games remaining in the 2019 campaign, Godwin’s season could very well be over, and if it is, he had one heck of a year. In the 14 games he has played, the 23-year-old has hauled in 86 receptions for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns.