McDonald (hamstring) will not play against the 49ers on Sunday.
McDonald was able to return to practice after sitting out on Wednesday, but will be held out due to the lingering nature of hamstring injuries. However, he appears to have an optimistic chance of returning next week. Akeem Spence will get the start on Sunday as his replacement.
McDonald (hamstring) was limited in practice on Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
McDonald sat out of practice earlier this week but returned in a limited fashion on Thursday, leaving him questionable for Sunday's tilt with the 49ers. Check back for more information regarding the defensive ends game status as the weekend approaches, with Akeem Spence serving as a replacement starter if McDonald isn't cleared.
McDonald missed the Week 5 tilt versus the Panthers with the injury and hasn't gotten the post-bye-week practice schedule off to a positive start. However, with Monday's session essentially serving as an extra practice after several days off, McDonald's absence could have simply been a case of the Bucs being extra cautious with one of the most important components of their defensive line. The veteran tackle's next opportunity to get back on the field will come Wednesday.
McDonald (hamstring) did not practice Saturday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
McDonald doesn't appear likely to play Monday against the Panthers at this point, while the Bucs could be thin at defensive tackle with Gerald McCoy (calf) also questionable to play. If both remain sidelined, John Hughes and Akeem Spence will fill the starting roles.
McDonald's status for Monday appears to be a lot murkier than it did Thursday. The team will likely decide on his designation shortly before kickoff, but with fellow defensive line mates Robert Ayers (ankle) and Noah Spence (shoulder) questionable for the contest as well, the Bucs could be dangerously handicapped with respect to their ability to apply pressure on Cam Newton in the Week 5 contest.
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