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Bucs Get Big Leonard Fournette Injury Update to Start Bye Week

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have received a big Leonard Fournette injury update to begin their bye week.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have received a big Leonard Fournette injury update to begin their bye week. / (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head into their bye week on a high note after earning a hard-fought win over the Seattle Seahawks in Germany. One concern from that game, though, was the fact starting running back Leonard Fournette left with a hip injury.

The latest update on Fournette is big news for Tampa Bay.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the veteran RB is "likely to be ready" for the team's next game following the bye. It sounds like hip injury won't be anything serious, which is great news for the Bucs.

Fournette had a decent outing in Germany before being sidelined. He turned 14 carries into 57 yards and a touchdown while logging 1 reception as well.

His departure cleared the way for rookie Rachaad White to take on an expanded role, and the third-round pick stepped up in a huge way. White posted the first 100-yard game of his career, running all over the Seahawks' defense and showing a glimpse of this backfield's future.

White's standout performance could complicate the RB rotation moving forward, especially with Fournette managing an injury. All eyes will be on this backfield in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns.

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