As the Bucs prepare to face the Pittsburgh Steelers with Mike Glennon as their starting quarterback on Sunday, they might also be facing the reality that Josh McCown could be out longer than most originally thought.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Josh McCown has a torn ligament in his injured thumb.
McCown will attempt to throw on Monday to see if he can play through the pain. If he can not, and McCown chooses surgery, he could be out at least 6 weeks the report states.
"We take this thing day by day and, obviously, if it was that pressing of a need, I would have probably already had that done,'' McCown said Thursday. "We're very optimistic with being able to get healthy and move forward.''
McCown is not the future of the Buccaneers at quarterback. At 0-3, perhaps this is a blessing in disguise to give Mike Glennon plenty of time to prove himself before the Bucs are forced to make a final decision on that position this off-season.
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