Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah suffered a patellar fracture in his right knee and will require surgery that will probably end his season.
Adjei-Barimah dealt with a similar injury late last season and rehabilitated the knee in the offseason.
The latest setback was diagnosed during an MRI exam.
Adjei-Barimah played in 10 games last season while serving primarily as the nickelback. He had 22 tackles and one forced fumble.
Starting cornerback Brent Grimes also is ailing after suffering a deep cut on his right shin during Wednesday’s practice. Grimes could miss most of the entire exhibition season.
The Buccaneers open the preseason on Friday against the Cincinnati Bengals.