NFL Network's Albert Breer and FOX Sports 1's Mike Garafolo both reported Monday morning that Martin, who suffered a torn labrum in the Bucs' 31-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, will be done for the season.
Source tells @FOXSports1 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin suffered what's believed to be a torn labrum in his shoulder. Season possibly over.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 21, 2013
However, others are reporting that the injury might not be season-ending.
RB Doug Martin has a torn labrum in his left shoulder but the Bucs will not place him on IR right away. They're hopeful he can return.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) October 21, 2013
Either way, the Buccaneers have a game Thursday against the Carolina Panthers, and Mike James — who took over for Martin and was his primary backup — almost certainly will be the starter going forward.
The news keeps getting worse in Tampa, and just when you didn't think it was possible.
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