Many suspected that the much talked about right thumb that Josh Freeman broke in the Bucs second pre-season game against the Kansas City Chiefs was well on its way to healing in the three weeks after he broke it. Then came word after the season opener, that Freeman only threw one day during practice leading up to the Browns game.
It now appears that the “thumb” will be a lingering issue until after the bye week reports Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.
Quarterback Josh Freeman admitted his broken right thumb still was an issue in the victory over Cleveland and will continue to be an issue. Freeman said the medical staff has told him the thumb won’t be 100 percent until after Tampa Bay’s bye week (Oct. 3).
One has to wonder if indeed the slight fracture, as the team reported it. Wasn’t worse then what they led fans to believe. Typically with a slight break it is barely visible on an X-ray, that fact that Freeman was seen wearing a cast which is required when there is a significant break. Now coincides with the news that Freeman is still experiencing soreness and moderate discomfort and was unable to throw all but one day last week.