A Promising Update on Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Chris Godwin

It could have been a lot worse. After an apparent leg injury cost him the second half of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-3 win over the Dallas Cowboys, wide receiver Chris Godwin appears to have avoided a major setback on his surgically repaired knee. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network announced Godwin only suffered a hamstring strain. Godwin could miss some time, but the alternative was a lot worse. The wide receiver had just completed a shockingly quick comeback from a 2021 Week 15 ACL tear. Concerns that he had suffered a complication raced to the forefront of fans' minds when he limped off the field following an awkward catch-and-run at the two-minute warning of the first half.
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If Godwin does indeed miss time, the Bucs will be down last year's leading receiver for a pivotal divisional matchup against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2. The Saints beat the Bucs twice last year and even delivered the low hit that cost Godwin the remainder of the 2021 season. If the Bucs are to beat their bitter rivals, they'll do it by spreading the ball to a deep group of receivers that includes Mike Evans, Julio Jones, and Russell Gage, and by feeding Leonard Fournette in the run game. 

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