Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Jordan Whitehead wreaked havoc on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship, forcing two fumbles, setting up a key touchdown for his team on one of them. While Whitehead brought the boom, he also was forced to leave the game with a shoulder injury.
The latest injury update on Whitehead, though, is great news for Tampa Bay ahead of their Super Bowl matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs.
While Whitehead is dealing with some ailments, the fact that he hasn't been ruled out yet is a fantastic sign for his status come Feb. 7. With about 10 days until the big game, that should give the impactful safety a decent amount of time to get as close to game shape as possible.
Fellow safety Antoine Winfield Jr. was forced to miss the conference championship, but Whitehead's forced fumble eased the loss of the impressive rookie.
If the Buccaneers hope to upset the Chiefs, they'll need a healthy secondary in order to slow down star QB Patrick Mahomes and his bevy of weapons.
Tampa is already adjusting their gameplan to avoid a repeat of their previous game in Week 12, and having Whitehead available would be a boost for the Bucs.
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