Sep 22, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) can

Vincent Jackson undergoing a full battery of tests on ribs

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.

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.

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