Vita Vea Injury Update
Buccaneer fans have been awaiting the news of the results of Vita Vea’s MRI today and the results are in. Vea’s LCL knee injury will not require surgery and could keep him out 6-8 weeks at the max. Adam Schefter and Rick Stroud report that the team have not ruled out Vea playing Week 1 against the 49ers.
An MRI revealed that Bucs’ DT Vita Vea has a sprained LCL that could sideline him 6-to-8 weeks, per sources. Good part is, Vea already is moving around well, so Bucs not ready to rule him out of opener.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 9, 2019
Can confirm Vita Vea does not need surgery and has a Lateral Cruciate Ligament injury. He will miss preseason but not ruled out for Week 1 vs SF. Too early to tell but more likely within first month as @RapSheet reported.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) August 9, 2019
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport was the first with the Vea news and said that the injury should keep him out with minimal game time missed.
Following his MRI, good news for #Bucs 2018 first-round DT Vita Vea. Sources say he can return within the first 4 weeks of the season but no surgery is required for his knee injury. Or what @MikeGarafolo tweeted a few days ago. Should miss minimal game time. (Fixed earlier tweet)
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 9, 2019
Breathe Bucs fans breathe. Vea will be back in no time.