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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Buccaneers Injury Update: Charles Sims to go on short-term IR


By on 8/31/2014 01:15:00 PM

Running back Charles Sims looked likely to have a prominent role as a rookie for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season, but a right ankle injury earlier this month that required surgery has derailed that idea. It seems possible Sims will be sidelined for his entire rookie season, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has reported the team's plan is to place Sims on injured reserve/designated to return.





Sims was expected to be out 12-14 weeks after undergoing surgery two weeks ago, which would make a return possible in Week 10 at the earliest. But further speculation suggested Sims would not be available until Week 13, which created the immediate possibility he would be be placed on season-ending injured reserve at some point.

Choosing to place Sims on IR/designated-to-return suggests the Buccaneers have faith that he can return to full strength before the end of the season and perhaps contribute at a high level down the stretch. That said, the team has ample running back depth (Doug Martin, Bobby Rainey, Mike James) and would not have to rush Sims back into action if he is slow to recover.

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