Bruce Arians Updates Jameis Winston's Status After Ankle Injury

Luke Easterling

In the final minutes of Sunday's 34-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appeared to have suffered a potentially bigger loss.

After throwing the game-sealing pick-six, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston hobbled to the sideline with what looked like a leg injury.

Still, Winston went back out for the following drive, though head coach Bruce Arians admitted in his postgame press conference that backup Ryan Griffin was preparing to take over due to Winston's injury. Arians said Winston told him he could play, and the starter returned to the field.

After the game, both Arians and Winston said he sustained an ankle injury, but that he would be fine.

When he met with the media Monday, Arians reiterated that:

Winston threw four interceptions in Sunday's loss, including another one in the end zone on the following drive after sustaining the injury.

It appears that barring a setback, he'll be the starting quarterback when the Bucs travel to Atlanta to face the suddenly-hot Falcons in Week 12.