Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 9, 2011, 9:42 PM EDT
The Bucs lost big in San Francisco, and one of their cornerstone players could have suffered a significant injury.
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy left the game in the first half on a cart after having his leg rolled up. He hurt his ankle, and Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times confirmed he did not have a fracture.
Still, a high ankle sprain is very possible and that could keep McCoy out a few weeks.
Running back LeGarrette Blount also left the game early after taking a shot to the leg. He wasn’t talking after the game; it’s unclear if that injury is serious.