Bucs Lose Da’Quan Bowers to Achilles Injury

By: Chris Dommermuth

According to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers twitter page, DE Da’Quan Bowers has torn his Achilles tendon while participating in the team’s off season workout programs.

It not yet clear if it’s a partial or full tear of the ligament so the time table is uncertain for his return. Shortly after the Bucs announced his injury via twitter, Bowers used the same social media forum to explain that he plans on being back sometime this season.

“2013?? Get real… I’m playing THIS year 2012″ -Da’Quan Bowers through his twitter feed.

The injury leaves the Bucs very thin at DE. Bowers was a second round pick last season. He was looked at as a top-5 talent coming out of Clemson, but was recovering from micro-fracture knee surgery that had many team questioning his stability and length of career.

The Bucs were looking forward to he, and last season’s first round pick Adrian Claiborne to start at both DE spots. Bowers started off slow last season but showed improvement as the season went on. Michael Bennett will likely replace Bowers.

Look for the Bucs to sign a veteran free agent over next week or so to serve as a backup to Bennett in order to add some depth.

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3 Responses to Bucs Lose Da’Quan Bowers to Achilles Injury

  1. Tampa just has no luck with Clemson Players it seems.
    I thought Bowers was starting to come on at the end of last Season.
    Poor Guy, I feel sorry for him, and bet he will be back.

  2. Kevin says:

    Justin,

    I just flew home from Mexico via Miami, Bowers was on our flight in first class. I asked a TSA agent if he knew who that was and he said Bowers was returning from Puerto Rico. Unless the Bucs are holding workouts in the P.R. Bowers got hurt doing something else. It was on American flight 1960 out of Miami departing at 3:55PM.
    Some thing sounds messed up.

  3. Kevin says:

    He had his surgery in Coral Gables that day. I guess the TSA agent that said he was in P.R. was wrong. I need to remember Rah is gone now, things are being done by the book.

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