Today the Buccaneers got bad news for a defensive unit that has been somewhat struggling thus far in the season, starting safety Cody Grimm is out for the season due to a knee ligament injury. Grimm suffered the injury Sunday during the third quarter of the Bucs win,16-13, against the Falcons. Grimm collided with teammate Geno Hayes after coming up from his initial safety position to help stop the run. Head coach Raheem Morris had this to say on the situation, “We don’t know the extent of that yet. He’s definitely getting an MRI. I know his MCL is messed up and he’s got some other stuff we’re checking on right now. So we’re not sure of that yet. I’ll have to get back to you.”
Although Morris would not come flat out and say that Grimm will be lost for the season, multiple sources have said that Grimm will be sidelined for the remainder of this season. Morris also commented on Corey Lynch, the safety who replaced Grimm on Sunday, “We’ve got Corey Lynch, we feel great about the way he finished the game yesterday. But we also have Larry Asante, who’s been standing over there with a baseball cap (inactive) for awhile. We’ll let those two guys, Larry and Corey, battle this week to see who will play and who will get the most amount of time. You know me, I can
Time will certainly tell whether or not the Bucs can get over this horrible loss to the defensive unit, considering the fact that Grimm has done so much for the Bucs over these past few years. Grimm though has been riddled with injuries throughout his career the most recent of which being when Grimm broke his leg last season against the Baltimore Ravens and had to sit for the remainder of the season.
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