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Buccaneers WR Mike Evans Suffers Left Knee Injury In Matchup Against Falcons

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading to the postseason, but Sunday may have suffered a serious injury to one of their key players that could change things as they get set for action next weekend.

The team’s leading wide receiver, Mike Evans, left Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons with what appears to be a left knee injury.

Tampa Bay announced in the second quarter that Evans was done for the day and would not return.

The injury took place when Evans took what looked to be an awkward step in the end zone. He headed to the locker room with trainers, needing a cart once he reached the tunnel.

The receiver was running a slant route, and Tom Brady’s pass was just a bit behind Evans, who had to adjust and it forced him to plant his left foot, and his cleat appeared to slide which caused the knee injury as his knee bent inwards.

Oddly enough Evans’ injury came on the same day that he made history, as he became the first player in NFL history to start his career with seven consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

The big question now though is how severe is the injury, and will it keep him out of action next week when the Bucs play on the road in a NFC Wild Card game.

Evans caught three passes for 46 yards Sunday before he was injured.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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