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Sport Buccaneers DB Sean Murphy-Bunting exits Thursday's game, won't return

06:10  10 september  2021
06:10  10 september  2021 Source:   profootballrumors.com

Buccaneers' Sean Murphy-Bunting, Zach Triner on IR

  Buccaneers' Sean Murphy-Bunting, Zach Triner on IR The Tampa Bay Buccaneers started their Super Bowl title defense with a thrilling 31-29 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night but also experienced a couple of losses. © Mike De Sisti / The Milwaukee Journal Sent via Imagn Content Services, LLC Per Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' website, Tampa Bay cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting and long snapper Zach Triner were both placed on injured reserve. Murphy-Bunting suffered a dislocated elbow in the first quarter of Thursday's outing, while Triner is dealing with a hand injury.

Buccaneers defensive back Sean Murphy-Bunting suffered an elbow injury during tonight’s season opener that will sideline him for at least the rest of the game. The team announced that Murphy-Bunting has been ruled out for the rest of the contest.

a baseball player holding a bat on a field © Mike De Sisti / The Milwaukee Journal Sent via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Murphy-Bunting suffered the injury in the first quarter in a play that saw Dak Prescott connect with CeeDee Lamb for a touchdown. The defensive back was seen holding his shoulder and arm while retreating back to the locker room.

Some pundits have speculated that Murphy-Bunting suffered a dislocated elbow, an injury that would likely sidelined the 24-year-old for a handful of games. Of course, we’ll learn more over the upcoming days about the player’s status moving forward.

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Unfortunately for the Buccaneers, their cornerbacks depth isn’t a strength. Ross Cockrell moved to the nickle following the injury, with Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean playing the outside.

Murphy-Bunting, a 2019 second-round pick, has started 23 of his 32 games since entering the NFL. He had a career season in 2020, finishing with 70 tackles, three passes defended, and one interception. He also came up big during the playoffs, collecting three interceptions in four games.

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