Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson injured his ribs in Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. He left the game and on Monday will undergo a full battery of tests to determine the severity of the injury. Tests will likely include X-rays and an MRI.
#Bucs WR Vincent Jackson, who left Sunday with a rib injury, is undergoing a full battery of tests this morning. Too early to know severity.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 23, 2013
Jackson left the game in the second half and didn’t return to the game, before leaving he had 3 catches for 34 yards. He had started the season out fairly well catching 12 passes for 231 yards.
Unlike Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who played through a rib injury suffered in week 1, you can expect Jackson not to play if there is any form of injury. Wide receivers expose their ribs a lot when catching balls and are more prone to being hit there than a quarterback.
The Bucs got thrashed by the New England Patriots, 3-23 and fell to 0-3. Quarterback Josh Freeman completed 19 of 41 passes for 236 yards and an interception and was sacked 3 times in the loss.