Lavonte David Has Knee “Procedure”

August 5th, 2019

Bucs star linebacker Lavonte David was nowhere to be found on the practice fields of One Buc Palace this morning. That’s because he had what Bucco Bruce Arians deemed a “procedure” on a knee.

Arians, speaking to the local pen and mic club after practice, stated David has a “little meniscus tear.” Arians did not offer up any further details or specifics but he said he expects David to be ready for the season-opener against the 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Den of Depression.

David missed both Friday night and Saturday nights practice in the Glazer Shed and was in street clothes. Arians at the time said David had swelling in a knee and didn’t like practicing on the artificial surface.

Linebacker Kevin Minter is likely the guy to be the main man filling David’s role in his absence.

21 Responses to “Lavonte David Has Knee “Procedure””

  1. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    Get well king David
    Go BUCS

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    he’s on the wrong side of 30…..

    isnt his contract up at the end of the year?…this could be his last year….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  3. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    Darn that is not good hope he has a speedy recovery

  4. Gofortheface30 Says:

    A “little” meniscus tear. That’s typically two mth timeframe to heal. Season opener is ambitious. Even if he did suit up, probably won’t be 100% (already before season starts even starts) no reps or practice in new defense. Mmmmm fantastic!!!

  5. LordCornelius Says:

    Damn. Good thing we signed Minter/Buccanon and have Cichy coming back for potential depth

  6. NOSBOS Says:

    I think his time in a Bucs uniform is no more. There is no such thing as a “simple meniscus surgery”. You talking more than likely 3 to 6 months. Wish you well LVD. Time to saddle on up Mike Minter.

  7. webster Says:

    Wrong side of 30? He is not even 30 yet. Smdh. Buc fans

  8. Magadude Says:

    Ortho surgery if that’s the case for meniscus…1-2 months, including rehap…depending on how much was removed. However, never know if those things are the same again.

  9. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Nos Bos agree with you and wish we had “mike” minter he was a monster when he played…..LVD if it happens is a huge loss, that stinks

  10. Bucsfan951 Says:

    You’re saying the 29 yr old David is on the wrong side of 30? Are you too lazy to look up his age? Geez!

  11. Cobraboy Says:

    Not al meniscus “tears” are equal.

    Full meniscus tear and removal is at one end, a fragment torn is at the other end. One is two months and the other could be three weeks.

    I have had both. The full meniscus had me away from walking normally for over two months.

    I had a fragment floating in the other knew flushed out and was fine in two-three weeks.

    So it depends.

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    Has been my favorite defensive player for a long time. Very strong, devoted player so we know he’s going to do everything the right way to get back on the field.


  13. SOEbuc Says:


    “You’re saying the 29 yr old David is on the wrong side of 30? Are you too lazy to look up his age? Geez!”

    Man I hate that wrong side of 30 BS. LVD is still a lock down LB with great speed and almost always has the most tackles at the end end of the year for the Bucs. Unless he breaks his neck looking up youtube videos of firecrackers going off while driving his car, he will still have skills till at least 33.

  14. diggler Says:

    No love for David. He’s part of the core that ran Shiano.

  15. BuckyLove Says:

    I had a tear on the edge of the meniscus that rolled and was causing pain. Sports surgeon went in with the scope and trimmed it off. I watched procedure on the screen as he did it. He said give it two days for the natural lubricant to come back (knee had been flushed) and then I was “good to go”. He had trimed the tear so there was really nothing to heal. Played golf on day three. So all tears are not the same!

  16. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    I had A “little” meniscus tear and it took me 3 months to heal. Realize I was 20 years older then David when I tore my meniscus. It takes us old folk a little longer to recover.

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    Keep it up Bucs. Pretty soon I’m gonna take my 8-8 prediction down to 7-9.

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Here’s something to consider…if Jack Cichy fills in for him and does a bang up job, will David be released?

    That would save the Bucs around $8m.

  19. T REX Says:

    That’s tough to miss TC with a brand new defense.

  20. sincethebeginning Says:

    A few years back I had a significant meniscus tear with an accompanying cyst that developed on my ACL before I got the surgery; had both the tear trimmed and the cyst removed and was pain-free and walking with good strength, stability, and normal movement after 3 weeks. I was in my mid-forties at the time and not an athletic specimen like LVD. So I’m hopeful he can recover quickly.

    That being said, however, NEXT MAN UP!!! I’d love to see some strong competition for that starting spot… just in case…. Not place-holding. Competing. I want to see Minter and whoever else step in and fight for first string like it could really be on the line.

  21. Cobraboy Says:

    @Bonzai: Cichy could be fragile, two major knee injuries in the last three years.