Buccaneers released information about Leonard Fournette’s injury

Leonard Joseph Fournette III (born January 18, 1995) is an American football running back for the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after playing college football for the LSU Tigers.

Latest injury news on Leonard Fournette

Latest injury news on Leonard Fournette


Injury Status: Active

UPDATE (Jan. 1): Leonard Fournette rushed 20 times for 72 yards and brought in nine of 10 targets for 90 yards in the Buccaneers’ 19-16 overtime win over the Cardinals on Sunday night.

Fournette was arguably the Buccaneers’ MVP on the night. He should be in line for another voluminous role in a critical Week 17 home clash against the Panthers that could decide the NFC South title.

UPDATE (Dec. 13): In Sunday’s 35-7 loss to the 49ers, Fournette carried the ball four times for 13 yards and caught six of seven targets for 33 yards.

UPDATE 6: On Sunday, Fournette (foot) is expected to play against the 49ers.

UPDATE 5: In the Buccaneers’ 17-16 win over the Saints on Monday night, Fournette (hip) rushed 10 times for 49 yards and caught six of seven targets for 32 yards.

UPDATE 4: Leonard Fournette (hip) is listed as questionable for the Saints game on Monday.

UPDATE 3: Fournette (hip) participated in full practice on Thursday.

UPDATE 2: Fournette (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Browns, according to Scott Smith of the Buccaneers’ official website.

UPDATE: According to all reports, Fournette is expected to play in Week 12, but his continued practice participation should be monitored.

The severity of Fournette’s hip injury will be revealed when the Bucs return to practice on Wednesday, but with the bye week in Week 11, Fournette’s status is uncertain.

A medical professional, Deepak Chona, says that depending on the type of hip injury, players are usually out for no more than one week.

About Leonard Fournette

No. 7 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: January 18, 1995 (age 27)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Augustine (New Orleans)
College: LSU (2014–2016)
NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history