Bucs DB coach blows out knee celebrating interception

Sean Payton wasn’t the only coach to be injured in the line of duty on Sunday.

While Payton got rolled up on, suffering a torn ACL and broken leg in a loss at Tampa Bay, Buccaneers defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake was also injured. He tore the patellar tendon in his knee while celebrating an interception by safety Tanard Jackson, who returned from more than a one-year drug suspension for this game.

According to Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times, Lake will have surgery during the bye week, which comes after the Bucs’ game in London on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

When we hear about knee injuries during celebrations, we always thing about former Arizona Cardinals kicker Bill Gramatica, who blew out a knee celebrating a kick.

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