Widespread Tampa Bay Buccaneers successor Chris Godwin is expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers due to a lower leg injury, ESPN sources confirmed.
Godwin may also miss the Buccaneers’ game against Chicago Bears in week 5, which is scheduled for Thursday night and will be a quick turnaround from week 4, a source said.
The Buccaneers hope Godwin will return no later than the 6-week match against the Green Bay Packers, the source said.
The NFL Network first reported that Godwin, who suffered an injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s victory over the Denver Broncos, is expected to come out against the chargers.
A source said the Buccaneers are also monitoring the condition of starting corner Sean Murphy-Bunting, who suffered a tendon / groin injury against Denver and did not return. Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Godwin and Murphy-Bunting have undergone an MRI.
Godwin started with a season injury for Godwin, who became one of the NFL̵
Godwin was among a number of Buccaneers players who suffered lower leg injuries last season, prompting the sports science team to reconsider how these injuries were treated.
ESPN’s Jenna Lane and Dan Graziano contributed to this report.