Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston suffered a sprained AC joint in his right (throwing) shoulder against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday and remains day-to-day leading up to the team’s Week 7 matchup against the Buffalo Bills, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.
Winston’s MRI exam showed no structural damage in his shoulder, so his status will be completely dependent on how well he responds to rest and treatment.
“Jameis is as tough as they come, but we’ll be able to see at some point this week how it’s affecting his velocity,” Koetter said on Monday afternoon (via Jenna Laine of ESPN). “That was the thing yesterday, when Jameis said he needed to come out — Jameis loves to compete and loves to play — but he just felt like he couldn’t drive the ball down the field like he needed to. We’ll just have to see how his days, how his recovery and how his treatment goes.”
Winston suffered the injury on Tampa Bay’s first drive of the game in Glendale, Ariz., when he took a big hit from Pro Bowl outside linebacker Chandler Jones. Journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced Winston in the second quarter, and completed 22-of-32 passes for 290 yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, and a passer rating of 102.3.
The Buccaneers will be in Buffalo this Sunday to face the Bills.