Tuesday September 16th, 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Mason Foster suffered a dislocated shoulder during his team's loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, according to a report from Adam Caplan of NFL Insiders on Monday.

Foster, entering his fourth year in the league, is likely to miss this Thursday's game against the Falcons in Atlanta. The typical recovery time for a dislocated shoulder is between four and 12 weeks, and it comes at a time when Tampa Bay is dealing with a spate of injuries.

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In his first three season in the league -- all with Tampa Bay -- Foster lodged 200 tackles, six sacks and two touchdowns.

Buccaneers players injured since the beginning of the season include Foster, running back Doug Martin, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, defensive ends Michael Johnson and Adrian Clayborn and cornerback Mike Jenkins.

 
- Christopher Woody

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