Cichy (knee) underwent surgery Thursday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
The knee that Cichy had repaired Thursday is different than the one he injured at Wisconsin. The rookie was placed on injured reserve in mid-October after tearing the ACL in his left knee in Week 7. Cichy's season was already over, and the surgery brings hope for a healthy 2019 season.
Cichy (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday.
Cichy suffered a torn ACL during the Buccaneer's 26-23 overtime win over the Browns. The rookie sixth-round pick will miss the remainder of the 2018 season and will begin working towards recovery. With Kwon Alexander (knee) also being placed on IR due to an ACL tear, expect Tampa Bay to add linebacker depth to the 53-man roster in the near future.
The Bucs were able to even their record at 3-3 with the dramatic win, but they lost two second-level players for the season in the process, as middle linebacker Kwon Alexander also tore the ACL in his right knee. When Alexander departed earlier in the contest, Adarius Taylor slid over to the middle while Cichy manned the strong side, finishing with one tackle before exiting with the injury of his own. It's an unfortunate development for the rookie sixth-round pick, who was unable to play during his senior season at Wisconsin in 2017 while recovering from a previous ACL tear. Expect Tampa Bay to shuttle both Alexander and Cichy to injured reserve in the coming days and add another linebacker or two to the 53-man roster.
Cichy injured his knee during Sunday's victory over the Browns, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Cichy needed assistance in getting off the field after sustaining an apparent injury to his left knee. Even though a severe injury can't be ruled out at this juncture, the bright side of this situation is that Cichy didn't hurt the same knee in which the linebacker tore his ACL during his final season at Wisconsin in 2017.
Cichy (knee) practiced in pads and without his knee brace for the first time Wednesday, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
The rookie underwent ACL surgery in September 2017, but the Bucs still opted to take a chance on him in the sixth round last April. Head coach Dirk Koetter has praised Cichy's play over the first few days of camp, and the coaching staff views the Wisconsin product as capable of contributing as both a reserve linebacker and special teams asset in 2018.
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