Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman has endured a rough season, both on the field and off of it. A year after throwing for 25 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions, the third-year player is second in the league with 16 picks. His team already has a worse record (4-7) than it did last year (10-6). Things are so bad for Freeman, he’s even hurting himself when firing guns at a local shooting range.
The Tampa Tribune reported Tuesday that Freeman needed five stitches to repair a cut on his right thumb that occurred when there was an unexpected recoil. The incident happened on Halloween and the stitches were removed a week later.
Freeman already had sustained a serious thumb injury a week earlier in a loss to the Bears. They’ve lost all of their games since Freeman hurt his thumb (five in a row). The injury was termed a thumb sprain, and Freeman was playing with a protective wrap on his thumb for a few games (pictured), though he hasn’t used it the last two games.Google+