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Buccaneers' Josh Freeman Will Stop Shooting During Season

Marc Serota/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- It looks like Tampa Bay Bucaneers quarterback Josh Freeman's issues with his right throwing thumb can be linked back to, in part, his love for guns. Freeman originally suffered a sprained thumb during the team's week seven game against the Chicago Bears. During the team's bye week following that game, Freeman cut the same thumb while shooting at a local firing range.

"In hindsight, it wasn't the smartest decision," Freeman said on Wednesday. "Gotta learn from it. No more shooting guns in season."

Even though Freeman says the injury hasn't affected him, the 23-year old quarterback is not having the kind of season for which Buccaneer fans were hoping. He's tied for nineteenth in the NFL with 12 passing touchdowns, and second in the NFL with 16 interceptions. The Buccaneers are just 4-7 this season and third in the NFC South Division.

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