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Sometimes NFL players decide to play through pain.
But what Tampa Bay Buccaneers right guard Alex Cappa did Sunday in a 31-24 loss against the New Orleans Saints was remarkable.
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians told reporters on Monday that Cappa suffered a broken left arm but did not miss a snap after sustaining the injury in the second quarter.
“I commend Alex Cappa,” Arians told reporters. “He broke his arm in the second quarter and played the entire game. He’ll miss a few weeks. But it’s next man up.”
According to the Pewter Report, Cappa told reporters after the game that the injury was “just a bruise.“
In Cappa’s place, the Buccaneers are likely to turn to backup guard Earl Watford. Cappa, 24, is entering his second season with Tampa Bay, and his first as the full-time starter after the team took him in the third round of the 2018 draft, No. 94 overall.
The Bucs must now scramble to keep the line intact, as Cappa wasn’t the only starter to go down. Arians added that starting right tackle Demar Dotson will miss Week 6’s game against the Carolina Panthers in London with a hamstring injury.
“We can’t make excuses, but we’ll have a new right side of our line, probably,” Arians said.
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