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Buccaneers Get Terrible Shaq Barrett Injury Update

David Kaestle
Shaq Barrett is feared to have suffered a torn Achilles.
Shaq Barrett is feared to have suffered a torn Achilles. / Associated Press
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a tough loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football last night, their fourth loss in their last five games and third in a row. For many, it may feel like the sky is falling in Tampa Bay, and while that might be true to a degree, injuries have had a lot to do with that.

Shaq Barrett Injury Update

Unfortunately for the Bucs, they had a key player suffer was appears to be another serious injury on Thursday. Star pass-rusher Shaq Barrett is thought to have a torn Achilles based on the initial medical exams. He will have an MRI on Friday to confirm the injury, but the outlook is not good.

Achilles tears are considered by most to be the worst injury in sports, one that's very difficult to come back from the same as you were before. Barrett is one of the best players on a very talented Buccaneers defense, and it seemed like night and day on Thursday for the Ravens offense once Barrett left the game.

Barrett has been performing great so far this season, he has 31 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and a forced fumble. His loss will leave a massive hole in the defense, especially on a team trying to crawl back up in the standings, already struggling with injuries.

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