Koetter: Jameis Winston 're-injured' shoulder vs. Bills
Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has changed his story a bit.
On Thursday, when Jameis Winston again hadn't thrown in the first two practices of the week, he was asked if that had been the plan all along or if his quarterback had suffered a setback in his throwing shoulder, which he sustained an AC joint sprain in during the Bucs' loss at Arizona two weeks ago.
"No setback," Koetter said. "No setback."
But on SiriusXM NFL on Friday night, Koetter was asked about Winston not throwing in practice on Wednesday or Thursday and had a different answer.
"He kind of re-injured it," Koetter said, noting that the injury took place when Winston was sacked and lost a fumble in the second quarter of Sunday's loss at Buffalo. "That's what led to him not throwing again Wednesday and Thursday this week."
Koetter said Winston has a bruised deltoid muscle in addition to the sprained AC joint, but that he looked fine in practice Friday and that him not throwing during the week isn't the plan longterm.
"It's just got to calm down," Koetter told SiriusXM. "Once it does, I think we'll return to normal."
Winston took all the reps in practice Friday, as he did last week, and he's fully expected to play Sunday against Carolina. He threw for 384 yards, including three touchdowns in the second half, in a 30-27 loss at Buffalo last week.