Originally posted on Bucs Beat  |  Last updated 11/29/11

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 27: Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs to pass the ball during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 27, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Quarterback Josh Freeman had more trouble to his trigger hand than first believed. Freeman needed five stitches in his right thumb when a gun he was firing at a local shooting range recoiled Oct. 31, the Bucs confirmed Tuesday. The Halloween mishap occurred during the Bucs' bye week and eight days after Freeman sprained his thumb in a 24-18 loss to the Chicago Bears in London Oct. 23. "Yes, there was a sprain,'' Freeman said in a text to the Times Tuesday. "The sprain was the worst part. The cut was just cosmetic.'' Freeman began wearing a wrap on his thumb Oct. 24 on the flight home from London, Bucs spokesman Jonathan Grella said. He has not missed a practice due to either injury. But after viewing an interview with Freeman on the NFL Network in which he wore a wrap on his thumb, the New Orleans Saints complained to the league office and he was added to the injury report. The cut was on the outside of the thumb and did not affect his ability to throw the football, Freeman said. He re
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