Mike Evans suffers apparent hamstring injury on long TD catch
Mike Evans torched a defensive back and caught one of his patented long touchdowns early in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, but the big play may prove to be quite costly.
While he was sprinting to the end zone during his 61-yard touchdown reception, Evans began limping and grabbed at his right hamstring. He left the game with the help of trainers.
Jameis throws a perfect pass to Mike Evans for a big TD.
Evans comes up limping as it’s clear he hurt his hamstring.
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Evans and Chris Godwin have been the best wide receiver duo in football under head coach Bruce Arians, so losing half of that tandem would not be ideal for the Bucs. While it’s too early to say how serious Evans’ injury is, soft tissue injuries can be very problematic for players who rely on their explosion.
Evans entered Sunday’s game with 66 receptions for 1,096 yards and seven touchdowns.