Doug Martin could be out for the season with torn labrum

The news on Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin isn't good, even if it isn't entirely clear.

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.

However, others are reporting that the injury might not be season-ending.

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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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!