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Friday, August 17, 2012
Schiano: Blount injury not serious

By Pat Yasinskas

TAMPA, Fla. -- Coach Greg Schiano said the injury suffered by Tampa Bay running back LeGarrette Blount in Friday night’s 30-7 preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans did not appear to be serious.

Blount went down with 2 minutes, 18 seconds left in the first half. At first, medical personnel appeared to be looking at his left knee. But, after the game, Schiano said Blount’s injury was to the groin area.

“It’s going to be sore for a bit, but I think he’ll be okay,’’ Schiano said.

Blount is competing with rookie Doug Martin for the starting job. Blount got his second straight preseason start against the Titans and carried eight times for 11 yards before the injury. Martin carried seven times for 23 yards. Seventh-round draft pick Michael Smith led the Bucs with 31 rushing yards on seven carries.