Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter announced Monday that team doctors made a decision to sideline the quarterback for at least two weeks based on MRI results.More news: These are the instructions Apple should have included with the iPhone X
The third-year quarterback sat out the second half of Sunday's 30-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints after being sacked late in the second quarter and landing on the shoulder he initially hurt at Arizona on October 15. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who took over for Winston in the second half of Sunday's loss, will start in his place beginning with Week 10 against the New York Jets. He originally suffered the injury in a Week 6 loss to the Cardinals.
Winston's production has also dropped as the injury lingered.More news: Shalane Flanagan Solves NYC Marathon for American Women
On Sunday, Winston completed 7-of-13 for 63 yards with no touchdowns or no interceptions.
The Buccaneers will activate Ryan Griffin from injured reserve to serve as Fitzpatrick's backup until Winston is ready to resume football activities.More news: HTC U11+ is Official, looks absolutely incredible with bezel-less display
After a 384 yard, three touchdown passing game against the Buffalo Bills, Winston threw for 210 yards and no touchdowns at home against the Carolina Panthers.