Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) walks off the field after injuring his thumb against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
John Bazemore
September 18, 2014
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) walks off the field after injuring his thumb against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
John Bazemore

ATLANTA (AP) Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown left the game against Atlanta with an injured thumb.

McCown's right hand appeared to strike the helmet of a Falcons rusher after he delivered an incomplete pass in the second quarter Thursday night. Mike Glennon finished up the half for the Buccaneers, who trailed 35-0 at the break.

The Falcons lost receiver Harry Douglas to a foot injury in the first half.

The Bucs said McCown wouldn't return.

Atlanta receiver-return specialist Devin Hester also left the game with cramps after breaking the NFL record with his 20th return for a touchdown. He brought back a punt for a 56-yard score, breaking the mark he shared with Deion Sanders.

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