Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Michael Adams underwent a minor surgical procedure on his knee today, an injury sustained against the New York Jets on Sunday.
“Mike had surgery today on his knee, so he’s going to be out for a bit,” head coach Greg Schiano told reporters Wednesday. “But he’ll back this season. He’ll be back sometime after the break, I’m not sure when exactly.”
Adams flew down to Miami to have the knee scoped (and actually tweeted that photo of himself too) a procedure that is not expected to sideline him for more than a few weeks, but it does hurt the Bucs’ chances against the New Orleans Saints this weekend.
The Saints feature one of the most potent offenses in the National Football League that includes a devastating slot receiver in Lance Moore, a guy Adams could have been charged the task of covering.
Last year during Week 7, Moore caught 9 passes for 121 receiving yards against the Bucs, who lost 35-28 at Raymond James Stadium.
Moore followed up that performance with 42-yard receiving performance that included a touchdown in the Saints’ 41-0 shutout against the Bucs in Week 15.
Adams, 28, signed with the Bucs as a free agent this offseason after spending the first six years of his career in Arizona, primarily serving as a nickel cornerback.
He’s been expected to defend the slot in Tampa as well, which as you can see by the numbers, was an area of huge concern for the Bucs defense last year.
The Bucs are already short-handed at corner after Anthony Gaitor suffered a torn ACL, ending his season, and Danny Gorrer suffered a groin injury and was placed on IR/designated to return.