Buccaneers RB Charles Sims suffers ankle injury


Buccaneers RB Charles Sims suffers ankle injury

Sims sustained a right ankle injury during Tuesday's practice, according to the Tampy Bay Times' beat reporter Greg Auman via Twitter. Auman posted a photo of Sims walking in a boot, but without crutches, at the Bucs facility. The Buccaneers drafted Sims with a third-round pick in this year's draft, and he's expected to see immediate work alongside RBs Doug Martin @DougMartin22, Mike James and Bobby Rainey @BobbyRainey.

Fantasy Analysis:

Obviously the injury is bad news, but it's encouraging that Sims is able to walk under his own power without the use of crutches. Ankle sprains are notoriously fickle - some sprains of the high-ankle variety can linger for weeks. This doesn't appear to be a major health problem for Sims, however. The bigger concern is his lost time in camp. Sims is a rookie, and needs reps to assimilate into the offense. He will be fighting for touches in a very crowded backfield, and should not be drafted except with a late-round flyer pick.

Greg Auman via Twitter

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Sims is out 12 to 14 weeks.

Posted by:
Shameless83 08/18/14 01:47 PM

Thanks for the heads up - it's in the news feed. Looks like early reports of mild severity were incorrect. While it's tough news for Sims, it does make things easier on fantasy owners trying to puzzle their way through the Bucs backfield. I'm feeling a lot better about Doug Martin's ADP knowing that Sims, for one, won't be taking carries from him for the first 2-3 months.

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senglert 08/18/14 06:14 PM

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