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Koetter: Jameis Winston re-injured shoulder at Buffalo

The Panthers and Buccaneers will face off in Week 8 in what is essentially an NFC South elimination game.

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston’s injury to his throwing shoulder continues to hamper him, in part because he re-injured it last Sunday in Buffalo.

Via, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter revealed on SiriusXM NFL Radio that a sack-fumble in the second quarter against the Bills resulted in the re-injury. Koetter also said Winston has a bruised deltoid muscle.

Winston initially suffered the injury during the Week Six game at Arizona.

Koetter connected the re-injury to the fact that Winston didn’t throw in practice until Friday. He’s officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Panthers, but Koetter said Winston will start. Koetter said that team doctors do not believe the limited practice schedule will last for the rest of the season.

Regardless, the question after the season potentially becomes whether Winston will need surgery to repair the shoulder. Which then would put a cloud over his availability for the 2018 offseason program, training camp, and possibly beyond -- as it has with Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.