Buccaneers receiver Antonio Bryant will have surgery on his ailing left knee and will miss the entire preseason, Bucs coach Raheem Morris said Monday.
Bryant hurt his knee early in camp and has missed several days of workouts. Plans call for him to have the knee scoped and "cleaned out," according to Morris.
"We're going to scope it and clean it out and get him ready for the Dallas," Morris said, referring to the Bucs' Sept. 13 regular-season opener. "It's kind of been lingering with him so we decided to get in there and fix it up."
Morris said the knee is the same one Bryant hurt a year ago. He said Bryant has been battling through the pain in his meniscus and is hopeful the surgery will allow him to return to top form.