C Faine (back), Hovan (illness) miss Thursday practice

Published: December 31st, 2009
By Bucs Beat

The Bucs had two main cogs -- one on each side of the football -- miss practice Thursday.

Center Jeff Faine has a sore back and defensive tackle Chris Hovan was sick Thursday and did not practice.

RB Derrick Ward (knee/thigh), G Jeremy Zuttah (toe) DT Roy Miller (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday. TE Kellen Winslow (knee) had full participation.

“Faine is just sore,’’ coach Raheem Morris said. “It’s 16 weeks of injuries.''

Faine missed several practices last week with an elbow injury but still started in the Bucs' 20-17 overtime win at New Orleans.