The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been hurt by the injury bug this year, but things appear to be getting better in some cases. According to our very own Buccaneers blog Bucs Nation, Gerald McCoy, Sammie Stroughter and Luke Stocker have all returned to practice, which makes it a strong possibility that they will play against the Bears in London on Sunday.
McCoy suffered a high ankle sprain two weeks ago, and the injury looked very serious when it occurred. McCoy was walking on crutches towards the end of that game, so it is good that he is already getting close to a return.
Sammie Stroughter doesn't necessarily have a place in the offense anymore, but depth at wide receiver is always a good thing. Stocker is an offensive lineman, and with Jeff Faine missing practice, depth there is always a plus as well.
But the injury bug giveth and the bug taketh away. Like I said center Jeff Faine missed practice as did LeGarrette Blount. But the injury situation could change as the game gets closer.