Lavonte David Will Miss Games

September 24th, 2017

Bad news from NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.

Joe already wrote about how Lavonte David needed major help getting off the dreaded cart in tunnel at the Vikings stadium. It took a couple of guys to move him and David was in a lot of pain. (See the home page for posts and a photo.)

Now NFL Network super insider Ian Rapoport is Twittering that David has a high ankle sprain and will miss games.

@rapsheet – Bucs star LB Lavonte David suffered what is believed to be a high-ankle sprain today, source said. MRI Monday to see how long he’s out.

The high ankle sprain is a miserable injury for a football player, and David’s appeared to be particularly bad. The TV footage was gruesome, and what Joe saw of David outside the locker room certainly wasn’t pretty.

Joe will speculate that the Bucs and their fans will be lucky if David misses just four games.

Joe doesn’t even want to think about what the defense might look like against New England and the Giants if Kwon Alexander isn’t ready to return from his “re-tweaked” hamstring.

Is it time for Joe Dirt?

56 Responses to “Lavonte David Will Miss Games”

  1. Supersam Says:

    Well this season is going down the drain in a hurry. Amazing what a difference one week can make.

  2. Dave Says:

    I no longer believe pre-season hype. They will always be the same old bucs until proven otherwise.

    No playoff wins in 15 years, and counting.

  3. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    Bring in the dirt

  4. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    If Kwon can heal Beckwith can be serviceable at the will. LVD played well today… Hope he comes back soon. What about Spence? Is it the song as last season for him?

  5. Rob in Land O Lakes Says:

    The high ankle sucks and will keep him out for several weeks, but the sky is not falling. There is decent LB depth here. This team is going to look markedly better when Doug Martin comes back. Teams cannot stack 8 against him with ME13 and DJax. They got their back sides kicked by a good football team on the road. Unlike in years past, there is depth. Split the next two and this team will stay competitive.

  6. nwbucfan Says:

    was anyone surprised Devante Bond didn’t play today? i thought he practiced fully all week… and is our starting LB?

  7. Lamarcus Says:

    It’s going to be a long season…..

  8. Ben Says:

    This team is too soft. Every year they are decimated with injuries.
    First time I’ve seen a team lose every starter on d. Will never reach playoffs unless they can toughen up.

  9. Jerry Says:

    Well Bucs fans are likely getting ready to sell their tickets for the Giants and Pats games and try to make some money.

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    Get well lvd I’m sure the fragile cancer93 will join you on the couch to keep you company. No surprise cancer93 has been setting up his traditional in season vacation for months

  11. DallasBuc Says:

    nwbucfan- Bond was on the field today.

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    Yeah sh!t happens. You people call yourselves fans though after losing the second game of the season. Some important guys looked to be really banged up today but we only know at the moment we’ve lost one very important guy for multiple games. We got our asses straight up whipped today and guys got banged up which I know makes fans, including myself, very pissed and upset, but we gotta hope for the best with the rest of these injuries and play the rest of the year. KEEP THE FAITH!!! GO BUCS!!!

  13. Buddy Says:

    LOLOLOLOLOL. Where is Dirk with all his “Bis Stick” talk. He’s a joke. So funny to see all the expectations that people jumped to with this team & they basically are a .500 team at best. Raheem still the last coach with a double digit win season. So Joe quit calling Dirk a “winning coach” cause he’s just NOT!! He’s a good assistant coach. HC not so much

  14. dexterOHMAN Says:

    Is Jameis a bust? Ive been thinking more and more about it and he really isn’t getting it done.

  15. Ed Says:

    This coach and G,M sucks, the Jinx of Coach Smith, will remain until they are gone.

  16. tmaxcon Says:

    Ed I think you confusing the stench that was worst coach in bucs history the ignorant bad character Lovie Smith with a curse. Lovie did a lot of long term damage to franchise.

  17. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    You all are a sad bunch of fraud fans. Second game and first lost of the season and I’ve read to fire the gm, head coach, the team is soft, gmac is cancer.

    Shame on you all.

  18. DallasBuc Says:

    Joe- when is the perpetual moderation, effectively a ban, going to be over? I as yet have not been given a legitimate reason for it other than unsubstantiated claims of “making stuff up” which is interesting because that’s sort of what everyone on here does.

  19. HarlemBuc Says:

    Wow… we need an injection of fan loyalty around here so bad… it was one loss and y’all are packing it up already? Stick carriers? Stick draggers from the sounds of it.

  20. tmaxcon Says:

    Shame on you for for embracing horrendous quitters

  21. Ed Says:

    What has this coaching staff done, with a much larger payroll then Coach Smith had, As for as long term damage, explain what you are talking about. This Coach has no idea what he is doing. Coach Morris won more games with a bottom line budget ” Next Man Up”

  22. LakeLandBuc Says:

    I was boycotting the NFL, but I love what the players did today. Dumb Trump has started a revolution, keep up the GREAT work (NFL Players). And like I have been saying for the past 2 seasons, Jason Licht sucks as a GM. Go Bucs, all the way to the NFC South basement.

  23. EA Says:

    It’s not about the loss itself, players admitted to having a bad week of practice was the result of having a bad game.
    Last year after they beat ATL they went to Arizona to lay a bug fat egg, and guess what, the players also admitted last year that they thought they had everything figured out after the Atlanta win and they didn’t have to practice that hard.

  24. TampaTown Says:

    @Dave: I’m with you. All that $hit for nothing. Right back in the same spot AGAIN. Unbelievable

  25. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Keep your head up Buc fans..Jason Licht will be gone after this season. Keep up the great work ( NFL Players), I love the unity…….ONE LOVE

  26. firethecannons Says:

    gmac is not cancer, he was incredible coming back multiple times, it is the players that cannot play worth a shet like vh3 and ryan smith–they were so useless, someone else said we should send them blitzing every play–fine–they are doing no good at cornerback duties

    glad LVD is possible for 4-6 weeks from now

    Koetter needs to get a better play caller–his plays are leading to too many int’s

  27. DirtyIrishman81 Says:

    This fan base sucks. Bunch of bitches.

  28. DirtyIrishman81 Says:

    This fan base sucks. Bunch of bitche$

  29. JAB83 Says:

    Ok now that football is over lets talk about the real issues that our country is facing…

    Where is a good place to start???

    We need to upgrade our infrastructure and public education system

    Our Troops Firefighter and Police need to be paid more for putting their lives on the line for us 24/7

    Wouldn’t mind some free energy and less hours in a work week.

  30. CautiousOptimism Says:

    It is not the end of the world but losing David is going to hurt. Bigger issues remain the pass rush which zero effort has been made to improve it.

  31. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    They quit? Dude, I think you mixed up your days and took the wrong set of pills today. The Vikes had the ball for almost 3 quarters today with a depleted D. Today wasn’t their day why can’t you all just accept that? We all ride the ship and sink with it.

  32. James Walker Says:

    Damn. I hope the defense can get healthy, and that our offense can get rolling and score enough to win games. Get well soon #54l.

  33. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Good god!! What a bunch of fair weather fans! We lose one and the ship is sinking! Raiders are about to get whooped! I don’t see their fans on my Twitter feed saying anything as bad as I have heard today from you so-called fans..Just WOW!

    Joe..can’t you get your website master to create a mute button???

    We won 5 straight last year against top notch teams with ALMOST the exact guys we have now! The only thing we did was give Jameis some added weapons..

    Problem is..he wants to go mainly to Evans and in the meantime, we have WIDE open guys..It’s a very bad habit to break for him..

  34. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Sorry..OOPS..we won 6 straight!

  35. James Walker Says:

    Hell yeah! give Bully a shot!

  36. Dave Says:

    It’s not about being “poor fans.” It is just everyone here has seen this movie before. And everyone knows how it ends. It’s not just one game. This is what they really are.

    Half the defense is out after only 2 games? How the heck are they going last another 14? And without a bye week? The backups were getting torched today by Case Keenum. What is Manning and Brady going to do to them the next 11 days? Jameis can’t complete a deep pass. And we have no running game to speak of.

    This season is going to be over pretty quick.

  37. mike10 Says:

    Midway thru the 4th q I looked over at my buddy and told him, the game was toast and I wanted my starters out… love Dirk, but he learned a real lesson here, the hard way.

  38. LakeLandBuc Says:

    We have multiple players out with injuries, and we have multiple injury prone players playing. This is a bad situation, especially when we have to play 14 straight games without a day off. It’s not looking good, fellow Buc fans.

  39. LakeLandBuc Says:

    I meant week, not day

  40. SB Says:

    I will Honestly say that we are PHUCKED for the yr. with all the injuries at this Junction coupled with the circumstances.

  41. James Walker Says:

    The strange thing is I do not think Brady or Manning will do as well as Keenum. That guy is like that no-name Panther receiver who used to burns us all the time. Everyone has Kryptonite.

  42. Pelbuc Says:

    Licht needs to go! Can’t remember last time Bucs had a real defense. Winston also sucks. Been a fan since 76. Nothing has changed except for 1999 and the super bowl year. There weren’t even close to be competitive today…against the great Case Keenum. SMH!

  43. LakeLandBuc Says:

    We have the worst Corners in the NFL, I don’t understand why Jason Licht didn’t draft or sign any Corners.

  44. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Robert McClain don’t count, I mean a legit NFL caliber Corner.

  45. Pickgrin Says:

    Bunch of Chicken Littles so many of you are… Disgusting “fans”.

    Regarding the article subject which all are ignoring – LD54’s nasty high ankle sprain is likely a 6+ week injury. 7-8 weeks out is realistic unfortunately. And he can’t come back “early” and “play through” the back end of his healing process because a re-injury is likely if he tries to come back in 3-4 weeks.

    Luckily we are loaded with talented depth at LB and will be able to work through this fairly serious injury to one of our best players. Kwon to WLB, Beckwith at MLB, Glanton at SLB. If Kwon can’t go – then Glanton to WLB, Beckwith at MLB and Bond at SLB.

  46. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Linebackers are not the weakness on defense. The D-Line and the Secondary will be our downfall.

  47. DB55 Says:

    I just re-watched the game it wasn’t that bad, back tomorrow with more

  48. Thespiritof1976 Says:

    Hey Mike, next Sunday against the Giants just remember: Hands up, don’t drop.

  49. FortMyersDave Says:

    LifeOfABucFan has a great point about the mute function Joe so if one does not want to have to read a troll’s post about Buc fans selling their tickets to Giant fans after one loss or some other troll’s post of why the Bucs are already toast then one can simply hit a button and move on to some of the more well thought reads…. BTW: whoever posted above about Buc fans jumping off the bandwagon and selling their tickets to Giant fans; hmmmm why would any Giant fan pay to see their 0-3 squad? Just a question for any of the trolls since they know so much about jumping ship!

    Seriously, its one ****ing loss. Steelers lost to Chicago, is there season over? Is Oakland toast after losing to Washington? Lets see how the Bucs fare against the Giants…..

  50. tnew Says:

    Pick.. you are spot on, any time “high” is added to ankle sprain, start at 6 weeks and move from there. Having a broken bone in the foot is generally better. There are new protocols that help the process but…
    So we have,

    Kwon hamstring, everyone remember how long it took Martin. Hamstrings absolutely linger. It usually takes an offseason to deal with.

    Spence, shoulder. Same shoulder. At this point you have to decide, shelve him now (one of my favourite players here so this is hard to type) and let him do whatever surgery needs to happen, then have him 100% fresh next year. Ouch

    GMC, anytime a 300 pound lineman starts having foot problems in what is essentially week 2…

    Grimes, that gash in his leg took away serious reps needed to get the body ready, hopefully his shoulder comes along. At any case for a player kind of leaning towards retirement, put a nagging injury together with a lost season..

    I know there are others on the injury list too, but these are the most potential lengthy ones. Its not that we lost a game, its who we lost in this game. This is a bad list guys.

  51. Thespiritof1976 Says:

    Hey Mike: Hands up, Don’t drop.

    Naive, ignorant jock. 25 year old clueless millionaire still thinks “the man” is keeping him down.

  52. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Some of you should be ashamed of yourselves….you certainly are not fans.

    Many of these injuries happened after the game was somewhat out of reach. They happened because we weren’t quitters. We will suck this up and move forward.

    There is always a silver lining…..Maybe this year it will be Joe Dirt.

  53. D-Rome Says:

    If we’re depending on Riley “Freaking” Bullough to play meaningful snaps for this team the defense is doomed.

  54. Pit Says:

    Yesterday was the sore knees day for NFL players.
    I guess they enjoy being in their knees.

  55. Mike Johnson Says:

    So what? laDeeda..dee Da! Next man up. Other teams do it and win. Why can We? I know why..Cause we Be the ..SOB’s (same ole Bucs)

  56. Mark1492 Says:

    You guys can say what you want and not a fair weather fan, but we shouldn’t have taken JW3!!!!!!! Marcus is the real dea