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Darrelle Revis injury: Buccaneers CB heads to locker room

The Buccaneers could be without their top cornerback moving forward.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis left the game on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers with an undisclosed injury.

Revis was in prime position to intercept a Cam Newton pass when he dove for the ball and fell hard on the field. The defensive back was unable to hold onto the football, and immediately rolled onto his back where he was evaluated by trainers for some time. It was announced he went to the locker room, but there is no further update at this time.

The veteran defensive back played exceptionally well until the injury, holding wide receiver Steve Smith to one catch for 16 yards. Carolina's passing offense was forced to run through Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn, both of whom had success -- but it's unclear if the Buccaneers defense can cover Smith without Revis on the field.

Newton quickly found his top receiver with Revis out, picking up a 17-yard gain on an easy completion. Tampa Bay prepared to play without their top corner, practicing without him earlier in the week while Revis recovered from a groin injury.

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