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Bucs Coach On Hester: Leave Him In Chicago

Devin Hester. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Devin Hester. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

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(CBS) Devin Hester didn’t practice with Bears on Wednesday as a chest injury that took him out of Sunday’s game continues to bother him.

Hester’s status for Sunday’s game is still uncertain, but Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris is hoping the tantalizing return man doesn’t even make the trip to Europe.

“I was hoping the Bears would leave (Hester) at home and not bring him to London,” Morris joked. “If he shows up, hopefully we still won’t see him. Hopefully, we can keep him somewhat out of the game.”

Hester is coming off one the best games in his career where he caught a 48-yard touchdown pass and had a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Still, the Buccaneers will make it difficult for Hester to perform his heroics.

“(The Bucs are) just physical on special teams,” he said. “But there are some things we feel we can hurt them with.”