Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett is out for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles, an MRI confirmed on Friday, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Barrett, who went down in the third quarter of their 27-22 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, will now be sidelined for up to nine months.
MRI confirmed that Bucs' LB Shaq Barrett suffered a torn Achilles last night and will be out the next 7-9 months, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2022
Barrett went down in the third quarter, and was helped off the field slowly while not putting much weight on his left leg at all. He was then carted off the field from the sidelines and taken to the locker room.
The team quickly ruled him out for the rest of the game. He finished with four total tackles and one sack.
He has now been carted back to the locker room and officially ruled OUT for the rest of the game with an ankle injury pic.twitter.com/u61DgBjKkv
— Sports by Tampa Bay Times (@TBTimes_Sports) October 28, 2022
Barrett has 31 total tackles and three sacks so far this season, his fourth with the Buccaneers. The 29-year-old is in the second year of a four-year, $68 million deal.
The Buccaneers, despite holding a 10-3 lead at halftime on Thursday night, dropped their third straight game with the five-point loss to Baltimore. It marked the first three-game losing skid for Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady in two decades.