Update: Latest News on Bucs' Injury Front

August 24 – The Buccaneers are gearing up to play the Patriots at home on Saturday night in their second to last preseason game of the year. Buccaneer Magazine has the latest news on the Buccaneers' injury front.

There are several players on the Bucs' roster that are injured, but for the most part, Tampa Bay is slowly, but surely getting healthy. The best news of the day came when Tampa Bay WR Keyshawn Johnson was upgraded from questionable to probable for Saturday night's game against the New England Patriots.

KEY:

OUT: 100 percent chance of not playing

DOUBTFUL: 25 percent chance of playing

QUESTIONABLE: 50 percent chance of playing

PROBABLE: 75 percent chance of playing.

The following players are OUT of Saturday night's contest against the New England Patriots: FB Mike Alstott (left hamstring strain), C Jeff Christy (left MCL sprain), G Russ Hochstein (left foot fracture), DE Marcus Jones (right hamstring strain) and DE Mike Mackenzie (left ankle sprain).

The following players are listed as QUESTIONABLE for Saturday night's Bucs-Patriots showdown: LB Marq Cerqua (left shoulder dislocation), P Mark Royals (right MCL sprain), DE Joe Tafoya (left lower leg strain) and DE Ellis Wyms (left foot sprain).

The following players are listed as PROBABLE for the New England at Tampa Bay preseason game on Saturday night: DT James Cannida (right knee contusion, WR Keyshawn Johnson (right elbow contusion), LB Shelton Quarles (right groin strain) and LB Nate Webster (lower back strain).

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