Injuries: Jameis Winston dealing with sprained ankle

Jameis Winston might be going into the season with a limp.

The Buccaneers quarterback said that he's been dealing with a sprained ankle, but noted it isn't bothering him.

"Pain is temporary," Winston told reporters Monday. "I really don't focus on that at all. I played last year at Florida State with a sprained ankle, so that's the least of my worries. My job is to go out there and play quarterback and fight for the team."

Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter confirmed that Winston is feeling the effects of an ankle sprain, but Tampa Bay fans shouldn't be worried.

"It's affecting him a little bit," Koetter added, "but he'll be ready to go. ... It's not anything he can't play on. Even in practice, Jameis, you can't keep him out."

Winston initally rolled his ankle in Tampa Bay's second preseason game against the Bengals, but still played meaningful minutes against the Browns on Saturday. Winston might not be 100 percent healthy by his rookie debut against the Titans in Week 1, but all indications are his sprained ankle won't hamper him too much.

Here are some other injury updates from Monday:

  1. Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton underwent testing for a concussion, coach Chuck Pagano said.
  1. Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas will seek a second opinion on his injured finger Tuesday, general manager David Caldwell said. If the tight end needs surgery, he will be out at least four weeks from the date of the surgery. Thomas has sat out most of the preseason with a left hand fracture that he suffered in the Jaguars' win over the Steelers.
  1. Leonard Williams left the Jets' win over the Giants with a muscle strain, but the rookie defensive end doesn't expect to be out long. Williams told NJ.com on Monday, "I'll definitely be ready by Week 1. They said it should be about five to seven days of recovery." That's good news for Gang Green, who will already be starting the season without their suspended defensive tackle, Sheldon Richardson, and need all the bodies they can get.
  1. Bears backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen has a concussion, coach John Fox announced. Fox also updated Jeremiah Ratliff's status to "week-to-week"; the defensive tackle suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's preseason game.
  1. Browns coach Mike Pettine confirmed that linebacker Barkevious Mingo is on pace to be back by Week 1. Mingo underwent knee surgery just under four weeks ago to repair a meniscus tear and has returned right on schedule.
  1. Bills coach Rex Ryan told the media that it is "very up in the air" whether wide receiver Marquise Goodwin will play in Buffalo's season opener. Goodwin suffered two cracked ribs in the Bills' preseason win over the Steelers.
  1. Rolando McClain is back on the Cowboys' active roster after the linebacker spent time on the physically unable to perform list. McClain was nursing a knee injury and likely will make his return after he serves his four-game suspension.
  1. Travis Kelce left Chiefs practice Monday with an apparent leg injury. The team announced they will provide on an update on the tight end Tuesday.
  1. The Steelersplaced cornerback Senquez Golson (shoulder) and kicker Garrett Hartley (hamstring) on injured reserve.
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