Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Adarius Glanton suffered a broken left leg in Monday night’s 24-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons and is recovering from surgery, Greg Auman of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
According to Auman, the Auman is headed to the injured reserve.
Bucs LB Adarius Glanton had surgery this morning to repair broken bone in his lower leg. He’ll go on injured reserve but should be able to make full recovery and play next season.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) December 19, 2017
Glanton suffered the injury when he and teammate Robert Ayers collided as the pair attempted to sack Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. While Ayers was also briefly down from running headlong into Glanton’s shoulder pads, it was Glanton’s leg that took the brunt of the collision.
Glanton’s leg bent awkwardly as he fell to the ground. Buccaneers trainers placed his leg in an air cast and carted him from the field.
Glanton started in place of Lavonte David, who missed the game with a hamstring injury. Glanton had three combined tackles and a special-teams tackle in the 24-21 loss.
Glanton was among a very long list of players who left Monday night’s game with an injury. The Buccaneers also lost safety Justin Evans (ankle), wide receiver Desean Jackson (ankle), safety T.J. Ward (concussion), guard J.R. Sweezy (lower leg), O.J. Howard (ankle) and Cameron Brate (knee).