UPDATE: Shaq Barrett Tears Achilles

Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett
Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett
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UPDATE:

NFL Week 8 - According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, an MRI confirms that Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaq Barrett has torn his Achilles. He will be out the next 7-9 months.  

Original Story:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett is feared to be potentially lost for the season after suffering an Achilles injury. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Buccaneers have "real concern" that Barrett may have torn his Achilles. 

Barrett was carted off the field early in the third quarter of the Buccaneers' loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. He is set to undergo an MRI on Friday morning to confirm the extent of the injury. Barrett finished his night with four tackles and a sack. Barrett entered Thursday's game third in quarterback hits and tied for fourth in total sacks. Barrett played the seventh-most defensive snaps on the Buccaneers this season through the first seven weeks. 

 

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