TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay's offense was dealt a setback today
when the Buccaneers learned that running back and ex-Auburn star
Carnell "Cadillac" Williams and tackle Luke Petitgout both will
undergo season-ending knee surgery this week.
The Etowah County native injured his right knee when he was
tackled at the end of an 18-yard run during the first quarter of
yesterday's 20-7 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Petitgout
limped off the field after another player fell into his right leg
in the second quarter.
The Bucs will use of a combination of Michael Pittman and
Earnest Graham to replace Williams, the 2005 NFL Offensive Rookie
of the Year and Tampa Bay's leading rusher the past two seasons.
They finished yesterday with 138 of Tampa Bay's 189 yards rushing.
Donald Penn, a second-year pro, will take over Petitgout's spot
at left tackle.
Ex-Auburn Star Out For The Rest Of The Season
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