Aug 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Tom Crabtree (84) gets carted off the field after he hurt his leg during the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' tight end Tom Crabtree suffers high ankle sprain

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t exactly deep at tight end and today that depth became even more week as Tom Crabtree is out indefinitely after suffering the dreaded high ankle sprain.

Crabtree had to be removed from the field on a cart as he was unable to walk under his own power and Buccaneers beat writer Rick Stroud suggested that the team feels Crabtree’s sprain is ‘severe’ in nature.

Per Stroud:

Bucs TE Tom Crabtree has a severe ankle sprain, coach Greg Schiano said. It’s a high ankle sprain.

The tight end position wasn’t likely to factor in the Bucs’ offense a great deal, but losing Crabtree is a large blow considering the available replacements.

Luke Stocker is scheduled to take Crabtree’s place in the starting lineup and should be out there Week 1.

Crabtree, who has spent his entire three year career in Green Bay, posted 203 yards and three touchdown’s on just eight receptions last year.

There is no known return time for Crabtree at this moment.

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