Jameis Winston out for several weeks, say Buccaneers

Dirk Koetter

Winston originally injured the shoulder last month, but aggravated the injury in a loss to the Saints on Sunday. Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter announced Monday that team doctors made a decision to sideline the quarterback for at least two weeks based on MRI results.

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is questionable to return after starting the second half of Sunday's game against the Saints on the bench due to a shoulder injury, the team announced.




The first overall pick in the 2015 draft has made 40 consecutive starts to begin his National Football League career. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who came on in relief for Winston on Sunday to complete eight of 15 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown, would start Week 10 against the Jets in the event Winston is unable to suit up for that contest. Since his initial injured, the Bucs (2-6) have suffered three straight defeats to extended their losing streak to five matches. He's thrown 10 touchdowns but six interceptions, totaling 1,920 yards through the season's first half. Koetter said the latest MRI showed "a lot of medical terms that I'm not an expert on, but that he needs to be off for a couple of weeks".

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