Doug Martin announces he is medically cleared to return from shoulder injury

Monday March 31st, 2014

Doug Martin injury update: Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB medically cleared Doug Martin rushed for 456 yards in an injury-shortened campaign last season. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin had a disappointing 2013 campaign thanks to a putrid offense led by Josh Freeman and injuries that ultimately ended his season. Martin's year was cut short in Week 7 after he tore a labrum, and he has been recovering from shoulder surgery to repair the issue ever since.

On Monday morning, the Buccaneers got some good news regarding Martin after the star running back met with his doctors and heard the news that he had been anticipating.

An ecstatic Martin took to his official Twitter account, where he announced that he has been medically cleared to return to the Buccaneers.

Martin's return comes right on schedule and he will now be able to participate in the team's offseason workouts.

MORE COVERAGE: 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Bortles goes No. 1 | 2014 NFL free agency grades It will be interesting to see how the new Buccaneers regime is able to use Martin, one of the most well-rounded running backs in the game. With a healthy Martin back on the roster, the Buccaneers offense will look to take massive strides in the right direction in the 2014 season.

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