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His status for next week’s game against Detroit is uncertain.
“He got up and walked off,” coach Matt Rhule said of Bridgewater, who was given a three-year, $63 million deal in the offseason to replace Cam Newton. “When it comes to knees and stuff like that, I don’t know. I haven’t had a chance to see him. I have no idea [how he is] .”
The injury occurred with 5:24 remaining when Tampa Bay edge rusher Jason Pierre-Paul sacked Bridgewater with a twisting tackle around the knees. Bridgewater was slow to get up and then limped to the sideline, where trainers check out his right knee.
After an extended period under the blue tent, Bridgewater walked under his own power to the locker room as the final minutes expired in a game in which the Bucs outscored the Panthers 29-6 in the second half and outgained them 322 yards to 35.
The injury was not to the same knee that almost ended Bridgewater’s career