Jameis Winston to start for Bucs after suffering AC joint sprain

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, who has been day-to-day with a sprained AC joint in the shoulder of his throwing arm, will start against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, the team said.

Winston suffered the injury on the first series of last Sunday's against the Arizona Cardinals, when he took a jarring hit from linebacker Chandler Jones and fell hard on his right shoulder. He was eventually replaced by backup Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second quarter.

Coach Dirk Koetter said earlier this week that there was no structural damage to Winston's shoulder and it was more about pain tolerance than risk of further injury.