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New Update On Bucs Player Who Got Stiff-Armed Into Oblivion

Steelers TE Vance McDonald stiff arms Chris Conte.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Chris Conte was on the wrong end of one of the nastiest stiff arms we've ever seen, from Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald.

After dispatching of Conte, McDonald raced for a 75-yard touchdown.

The Steelers withstood a late run from Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bucs, to win 30-27. McDonald's long touchdown was the highlight of the game for the Steelrs in their first win of the season.

Unfortunately for Chris Conte, the play may have exacerbated an injury he was playing through.

He missed the rest of the Monday night football game. Now, he's going to be out for a while. The Buccaneers have placed Conte on the injured reserve. Via ESPN's Jenna Laine:

Conte was a starter for the Buccaneers, and had 14 tackles through three games for the team before going out with the knee injury.

The injury is apparently one that lingered from Week 2, though he tried to play through it.

There is a chance that he will return from the IR later this year, according to head coach Dirk Koetter. He would not confirm which play it was that aggravated the injury.

[ESPN]