MRI Results Released For Mike Evans After Non-Contact Knee Injury In Week 17 (VIDEO)

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hopeful that star wide receiver Mike Evans can return for the playoffs.

On Sunday, Evans would have to leave the field after he went down with a non-contact left knee injury in the first quarter of the Bucs’ 44-27 home victory over the Falcons in Week 17.

The injury occurred on the play after Evans secured a record-breaking 20-yard reception.

An MRI found no structural damage to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver, as reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.

The Buccaneers are hopeful Evans could return in time for next weekend’s Wild Card playoff matchup against either the Giants or Washington.