ARLINGTON, Texas — Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Todd Powers said Monday that left tackle Donovan Smith has a hyperextended right elbow and his availability will depend on his pain tolerance. degree of acceptance.
Bowles also said he doesn’t believe Pro Bowl wide receiver Chris Godwin’s hamstring injury — the one he suffered in the second quarter — was “as bad as we thought.”
It was Godwin’s first game since recovering from a torn ACL and MCL in December. He was 19 last season and underwent surgery in January. 3.
“It all depends on how he’s treated and how he’s healed,” Powers said of Godwin. “But hopefully we can get him back soon.”
Smith left in the second quarter of the 19-3 Bucs victory over the Dallas Cowboys after Micah Parsons fired and didn’t return.
“He’s hurting right now,” Powers said of Smith, the Pirates’ starting left tackle in his eighth season. “We will monitor him for a week.”
Bowles said Smith could play this week.
“We’ll see how he feels, yeah,” Powers said.
The Buccaneers face the Saints on the road this week, and they haven’t won a regular-season win in New Orleans since Sept. 11. September 9, 2018.
The Saints’ defense largely determined the outcome of the recent game against the Buccaneers, which lost New Orleans 9-0 in Tampa last season.