In Week 1, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Dallas Cowboys in a relatively one-sided game, but they still suffered some damage. After Chris Godwin was sidelined for at least a week with a hamstring ailment, it now appears as if Mike Evans may also be struggling with an injury that could end up endangering his Week 2 playing status.
Mike Evans Injury Update
Evans was seen at today’s Bucs practice with tape on his left calf, which is alarming given Godwin’s possible inaccessibility. It’s remarkable that Evans’ health status has been kept under wraps until now. Nonetheless, it has been reported that the damage is rather modest and shouldn’t pose a major problem going ahead.
It’s important to note that this report contains both positive and bad news. The good news is that it doesn’t appear as though Evans’ injury will prevent him from participating for the Bucs in Week 2. The bad news is that there appears to be an injury, and while it is very small at the moment, it may worsen in the future.
Over the last 2 years, Mike Evans has played 6 games without Chris Godwin in the lineup. His stat lines in those games:
He also went 5/71/1 Sunday night
Chris Godwin is set to miss ~a month due to his hamstring injury. pic.twitter.com/M21u2olJIV
— Matthew Betz (@TheFantasyPT) September 13, 2022
Evans has never been one to miss time due to injury, and a calf strain doesn’t look like it will be any different. Offensive leader Tom Brady and the rest of the Buccaneers will be praying for this, as Evans’ importance would increase dramatically if Godwin is sidelined. For the time being, it appears like Evans is well; but, his injury status should be closely monitored this week.
Evans had a great game the next week, catching five catches for 75 yards and two scores in a 48-25 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Evans caught eight passes for 106 yards in Week 3 despite the team’s loss (34-24 to the Los Angeles Rams).
A 19-17 Week 4 victory over the New England Patriots was aided by Evans’s seven receptions for 75 yards. Against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5, Evans caught six catches for 113 yards and two scores in a lopsided 45-17 victory.
Mike Evans has his lower left leg taped today. We’ll see what that’s about in open locker room in a little while or when the injury report comes out later today. This was during the first part of practice that’s devoted to special teams, which is why he’s off to the side. pic.twitter.com/A1UgsbKy0F
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) September 14, 2022
Evans caught six passes for 76 yards and three touchdowns in Week 7 as the Patriots defeated the Chicago Bears, 38-3. One of those scores was Tom Brady’s historic 600th touchdown pass, which came late in the first quarter.
Evans caught two passes for 48 yards and a touchdown as the New Orleans Saints defeated the Chicago Bears, 36-27, in Week 8. Evans caught two passes for 62 yards and a score in Week 10’s 29-19 loss against the Washington Football Team.
Evans had his first rush for 10 yards in Week 11’s 30-10 victory over the New York Giants, and he also had six catches for 73 yards and a touchdown. Those 72 points made Evans the all-time leader in touchdowns scored with the Buccaneers, surpassing Mike Alstott’s previous mark of 71. Evans has 7 catches for 99 yards and a touchdown in Week 13’s 30-17 victory over Atlanta.
Check Here For The Latest Sports Updates: https://www.sportzmode.com/