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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman suffered a minor injury to his thumb during a shooting range incident, The Tampa Tribune reported Tuesday.
Freeman received five cosmetic stitches to his right throwing hand after an unexpected gun recoil cut his thumb.
The Bucs had managed to keep the Oct. 31 incident under wraps, until questioned about it by The Tribune on Tuesday.
Prior to acknowledging the mishap, the team reported that Freeman had sprained his thumb during the late stages of the Bucs' 24-18 loss to Chicago in London on Oct. 23.
According to the report, Freeman did return from London with a wrap around his thumb because of the sprain.
Luckily for Freeman, the gun incident took place during the team's bye week. The stitches were removed a week later, according to The Tribune, and the 23-year-old did not miss any practice time.
Tampa has lost all four games since returning from the bye week, but Freeman's completion percentage during that span has been slightly better than his overall percentage for the season. He has completed 62.4 percent of his passes over the past four weeks, compared to 61.8 percent for the season.
However, Freeman has not had the breakout year that was widely anticipated prior to the start of the season. The third-year player out of Kansas State has thrown 16 interceptions -- second most in the NFL -- compared to just 12 touchdowns. His 74.6 passer rating ranks 26th among the league's quarterbacks.
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According to Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman needed to get five stitches after a mishap with a gun at a firing range on October 31st. The Buccaneers had previously indicated that Freeman only had a sprained thumb that he suffered during a loss to the Bears on October 23rd. Freeman [...]
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