Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston facing 'at least two weeks' out

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston facing 'at least two weeks' out

Koetter made the announcement after doctors examined the results of an MRI on Winston's right shoulder.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter told reporters on Monday Winston is facing a spell out of action, with Ryan Fitzpatrick to replace him as the starter against the New York Jets this weekend.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will miss at least the next two games as he attempts to heal his injured right shoulder. Since his initial injured, the Bucs (2-6) have suffered three straight defeats to extended their losing streak to five matches.

The first overall pick in the 2015 draft has made 40 consecutive starts to begin his National Football League career.




Starting left tackle Donovan Smith also left the game with a knee injury. Winston first sustained the shoulder injury in Week 6 and has seen his effectiveness wane in the last two games, completing 54.9 percent of his passes and throwing no touchdowns against two interceptions.

Before this week, Winston had only thrown one day a week because of the injury.

Tampa is expected to activate Ryan Griffin from injured reserve this week and would carry three quarterbacks on the roster.

Winston completed 7-of-13 passes for 63 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.

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