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Rookie Running Back Charles Sims to Undergo Surgery on Injured Ankle; Will Miss 12-14 Weeks

August 15th, 2014 at 4:42 PM
By Michael Compton

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims will undergo surgery tomorrow on his injured right ankle, the team announced on Friday. The recovery and rehabilitation schedule is expected to require 12-14 weeks.

Sims, a third-round draft pick out of West Virginia, was having a strong camp before hurting the ankle in practice on Tuesday.

While it is a setback for the Bucs as Sims figured to play a prominent role in the offense this season, the team remains stacked at the position. A healthy Doug Martin will shoulder most of the load after missing much of last season due to injury. Backing up Martin are promising young players Bobby Rainey, Mike James and Jeff Demps.

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Tags: Bobby Rainey, Buccaneers, Charles Sims, Doug Martin, Football, Jeff Demps, Mike James, NFL, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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