Buccaneers Share Encouraging Chris Godwin Injury News

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers once again prepared to play without Chris Godwin for some time.

In his first game since tearing his ACL in December,

The star wide receiver left early with a hamstring injury.

However, head coach Todd Bowles told reporters on Monday afternoon that Godwin might not be as hurt as the team initially feared.

"I don't think it's as serious as we thought," Bowles said.

“But it all depends on how he is treated and how he recovers.

Hope we get him back as soon as possible."

Before the Bowles conference, NFL Network's Tom Pelicero reported that Godwin would "probably miss some time,"

Possibly a few weeks.

It is not clear whether the timeline has changed,

As he also noted to the team's hope, the wideout's latest injury is not significant.

Godwin caught all three goals for 35 yards on his return, but he played just 19 snaps before exiting the game.

The 26-year-old was expected to come back with a limited role before the potential setback took place.

While Godwin may survive another long-term absence,

There's no point in rushing him to the field for Week 2's game against the New Orleans Saints.