Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will miss his third straight game on Sunday as he continues to suffer a right shoulder injury, but there may be some positive news on the front of the injury. A near future.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Winston received injections of platelet-rich plasma in his shoulder a couple of weeks ago and that he has shown improvement in recent times. He is ready for an MRI on Monday and there is optimism that the results will bring him closer to a return to the lineup.
The Buccaneers won two consecutive games with Ryan Fitzpatrick as a quarterback and they head to Sunday's game against the Falcons with an opportunity to improve to 5-6 on the season if they can do it three in a row. It remains to be seen whether a triumph would influence the decision to put Winston back in the lineup and the results of the MRI would obviously play an important role in any decision.
Although Winston's status in the field should be known sooner rather than later, the league's investigation of his actions off the field will probably take longer to complete. Winston has been accused of groping for an Uber driver and the league has confirmed that he is reviewing the matter.