Buccaneers DE Shaq Barrett out for the season with a torn Achilles from Thursday night’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens as Tampa suffers yet another setback in rocky 3-5 start to the year
- It’s yet another loss for the Bucs defense, who had four others injured going into Thursday night’s game against the Ravens that ended in a 27-22 loss
- Barrett was second on the Buccaneers in sacks (three) and had a forced fumble
- Before getting injured, he recorded three tackles for a loss and a sack last night
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As if a 27-22 loss to the Baltimore Ravens to drop to 3-5 on the season wasn’t enough, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will now have to play the rest of their year without a key pass rusher.
An MRI confirmed that OLB Shaq Barrett tore his Achilles tendon on Thursday night and will now be out for the remainder of the season.
According to reports, it’s expected to take Barrett up to nine months to fully recover from the injury.
Barrett went down early in the third quarter after a run by Baltimore’s Gus Edwards. Medical staff came onto the field to tend to him and he needed help getting off the field.
Bucs pass rusher Shaq Barrett (58, on ground) is out for the season after tearing his Achilles
Barrett is second on the Buccaneers in total sacks this season and has a forced fumble
He was seen being carted to the locker room and cameras later showed him walking out on crutches and wearing a boot.
It’s awful luck for a Bucs team that’s already depleted on the defensive side of the ball. Going into Thursday’s game, Tampa was missing cornerbacks Carlton Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting, safety Antoine Winfield Jr., and tackle Akiem Hicks.
Before the injury, Barrett had recorded four tackles, three solo tackles, three tackles for a loss and a sack. He’s second on the team in sacks (three) and is one of six players on the Bucs to have a forced fumble.
Barrett is on year one of a four-year contract extension worth $72 million.
Before the injury, Barrett had recorded four tackles, three tackles for a loss and a sack