Bucs RB Chase Edmonds to potentially miss 4-6 weeks with MCL sprain

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be losing a depth piece for quite some time.

The Score’s Jordan Schultz reported on Monday that Bucs running back Chase Edmonds, who left Sunday’s game against the Bears with a knee injury, could go on short-term Injured Reserve due to an MCL sprain. The recovery time would be around 4-6 weeks, which would bring him back just under the midway point for the season.

Edmonds impressed in the little time he had before his injury against Chicago, carrying the ball twice for 12 yards. Edmonds has value as a third-down back and is among the only veteran presences in the running back room, so his injury could be a blow for the team in that regard. RB Rachaad White is set to remain the bell-cow for Tampa Bay and Sean Tucker will be RB2.

Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire