QB Brad Johnson participated in all of the Bucs' offseason work but will miss the first few days of training camp
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that QB Brad Johnson is expected to miss the first few days of training camp after suffering a minor injury at his home in Tallahassee Tuesday.
Johnson, entering his 10th NFL season, sustained the injury while moving furniture at his home. The injury resulted in 15 stitches above his left knee but did not damage any muscles or tendons.
"Everything is fine," said Johnson. "I am able to walk but because of where the stitches are, the doctors have told me that they do not want me to run until they dissolve."
Added Buccaneers Head Coach Tony Dungy: "Let's not make this bigger than it is. Brad is going to miss a couple of days, but once the stitches heal, he will be fine."
Tampa Bay reports to training camp at the University of Tampa this Sunday, July 29, with the first practice scheduled for Monday morning, July 30.
During that first week, the Bucs will hold 10 practices, two each on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and one each on Thursday and Saturday. Sunday, August 5, is a players' day off.
The Buccaneers open their preseason schedule on Monday, August 13 at 8 p.m. against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium.