TAMPA — Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin said Tuesday the left shoulder injury he suffered on Sunday is not the season-ender some have suggested.
“No,’’ Martin said when asked during his weekly radio show if the injury might end his season. “Right now, I’m doing treatment on it with the trainers and taking it day by day and seeing how it feels.’’
Martin was hurt early in the third quarter of the Bucs’ 31-23 loss to the Falcons when he fell on his left elbow while attempting to catch a deep pass from quarterback Mike Glennon near the goal line.
Several internet reports, citing unnamed sources, said Martin tore the labrum and it would end his season, but the Bucs have so far refused to confirm those reports or call an end to Martin’s season.
Martin’s left arm was in a sling when he arrived at One Buc Place for his weekly radio show on WDAE 620 AM, but said he is already feeling less pain and gaining more mobility in the shoulder.
“It’s definitely gotten better,’’ Martin said. “And my range of motion has increased day to day.’’