Report: Peyton Hillis’s knee damage not deliberate serious

Peyton Hilli's knee damage from Thursday reportedly is not serious. (USATSI)
Peyton Hilli’s knee damage from Thursday reportedly is not serious. (USATSI)

Buccaneers using backs Peyton Hillis and Brian Leonard are competing for a backup pursuit behind second-year starter Doug Martin, and both got their opportunities in a Tampa Bay preseason detriment to a Ravens on Thursday night.

While Leonard did some good work, rushing 6 times for 23 yards and a touchdown, Hillis’ night finished after only 4 carries following a helmet to a knee by Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson that knocked Hillis out of a game.

Reportedly, though, his damage isn’t critical as Bucs insider Jenna Laine reports that a diagnosis is a hyperextended knee that shouldn’t keep Hillis out for long.

“That’s a shame,” manager Greg Schiano pronounced after a diversion and before he knew Hillis’ diagnosis. “He and Brian Leonard unequivocally did a good job. We’re looking for that abyss behind Doug, so that’s a positive. But let’s wish he’s well.”

On a night, Hillis rushed for 13 yards.

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