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Leonard Fournette injury update: Buccaneers return to miss rest of regular season with hamstring injury

Leonard Fournette injury update: Buccaneers return to miss rest of regular season with hamstring injury

Leonard Fournette will not be back on the field until the end of the regular season.

The Buccaneers star running back was assisted in the locker room in the Buccaneers’ 9-0 loss to the Saints on Sunday. After being ruled out with a hamstring injury, reports suggest the running back will likely miss the remainder of the regular season.

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Before leaving the game at Tampa Bay, Fournette recorded 34 rushing yards and seven catches for 33 receiving yards. The running back leads the Buccaneers with 812 total rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns. He’s also the team’s fourth-best receiver with 454 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

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The Buccaneers also lost Chris Godwin for the remainder of the regular season after tearing his ACL in the loss to the Saints. However, Tampa Bay continues to shuffle the roster ahead of planning for the playoffs. Coach Bruce Arians recently ruled he is allowing wide receivers Mike Evans and Antonio Brown to return to the roster after misrepresenting their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Tampa Bay also added running back Le’Veon Bell to their roster after spending five games with the Ravens earlier in the season. While the Buccaneers can still make adjustments throughout the week, they plan to travel to face the Panthers on Sunday.

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Although Fournette will be on crutches for the remainder of the regular season, there is a chance he will make a comeback for the playoffs. The Buccaneers haven’t released a clear timeline for the running back.

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