The best indication that Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn's groin injury was not as serious as coach Greg Schiano initially feared came early Thursday morning. As the bulk of his teammates were heading to Fields 1 and 2 for the start of another camp workout at One Buc Place, Clayborn was climbing aboard a stationary bicycle at the far end of Field 1. "With a groin I guess you might be able to do that even if it's not that bad, but we seem to think it won't be too long with him," Schiano said of Clayborn working out on the bike. "It should only be a few days." Clayborn, who is recovering from a season-ending knee injury he suffered three games into the 2012 campaign, went down early in Wednesday's workout and could not finish because of the groin strain.
The physical setback is the first Clayborn has suffered since he began rehabbing from the knee injury, which Clayborn believes he is almost completely recovered from. "He has hardly been limited at all," Schiano said when asked of Clayborn's workload prior to suffering the groin injury. "He was probably working about 80 percent of the reps with the team guys, so he's pretty close."