Broken Leg For Vita Vea

October 9th, 2020

Bad, bad news for Vita Vea was made official this morning by Bucco Bruce Arians.

Vea broke his leg last night against the Bears. Arians said it likely will end Vea’s season.

“I hate it for him. He was having such a great year,” Arians said. “I don’t think there was a better nose tackle out there.”

43 Responses to “Broken Leg For Vita Vea”

  1. SufferingSince76 Says:


  2. buc15 Says:

    dammit man

  3. Ndog Says:

    That sucks BIG-TIME!

    Feel bad for the kid, seems like a good dude.

  4. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I think a leg is better than an ankle. Easy for me to say.

  5. unbelievable Says:

    Yup, called that last night.

    Could this game have sucked any more? Unlikely.

  6. ClodHopper Says:

    Last night just keeps getting worse!! It’s been a few years since a loss pissed me off this much.

  7. D-Rome Says:

    There goes the Bucs’ Super Bowl chances.

  8. Lamarcus Says:

    Yea this is a huge loss and no quality backup. Can’t trade for a replacement just a huge loss

  9. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Next man up!!!!!!!! No EXCUSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Youngbucs Says:

    This hurts bad he was dominating

  11. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    FYI…..booger mac was lost for year during bucs super bowl run

  12. Anonymous Says:

    8-8 season

  13. 407buc Says:

    8-8 season

  14. ModHairKen Says:

    That’s too bad. He is a really good player.

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    stay off the bandwagon then chumps….

    gholston will step up….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  16. Mike10 Says:

    That was the most Bucs game ever last night. On national TV too of course.
    Horrible penalties all over, debilitating injuries, and an L.

    Welcome to TB Tom. God Bless, if you think you can fix what we’ve been living w for 15 years.

  17. Mitch Says:

    I blame the refs for Vea’s injury. Truly. I also blame them for the first touchdown the bears had. Don’t get me wrong the team needs to play much, much better than they did last night. However, those two bad calls on Shaq cost the Bucs in big ways.

  18. Shoulda_Drafted_QB Says:

    Remember when everyone said this guy was overrated rt after he got drafted early in the season???? Now maybe his true value will be appreciated by more people

  19. D-Rome Says:

    stay off the bandwagon then chumps

    This has nothing to do with being a bandwagon fan. You’re clearly ignorant on how significant this loss is. Vita Vea is an elite NT. The next man up mentality is fine for role players but when it comes to special players you simply can’t replace them.

    You’d never say next man up if Brady went down. You would know the season is over. This loss is almost as significant.

  20. Bucamania Says:

    Devin White finally made a play last night and he broke Vita’s ankle.

  21. bojim Says:

    Argh. Feel lousy for him. And the Bucs. Step up!

  22. Mike Johnson Says:

    I said on this website 2 yrs ago. Vita needs to play at a light weight. Not much lighter but a 25 to 35 pd wt loss would do him good. He is starting to be known as..Mr Injury prone. Get well Vita.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    Nebraska rook you up !!!

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Well, that’ll hurt in more ways than one.

  25. christina olive Says:

    Agree with 813 Bucboi 💯

  26. AwShbucs Says:


    He never should have been on the field for that drive. The game should have been over.

  27. orlbucfan Says:

    Always a risk when you are as big as Vea is. Hope he can recover fully and play next season.

  28. AwShbucs Says:

    Mike Johnson…

    Are you stupid or something? His leg got broken due to no fault of his own. It was a bang bang play that they never should have been on the field for in the first place, and Devin White unintentionally crushed his leg while making a gang tackle with Vea.

    Vea could have weighed 200 or less pounds and his leg would still be crushed right now. Think before you speak dumb dumb.

  29. Buc N A Says:

    Everyone is saying they feel bad for Vea? Hell don’t feel bad for him he gets to hang in his crib and STILL get paid! Feel bad for us LONG suffering (and now we can suffer some more) Buc fans!

  30. richardtyson Says:

    I’m glads it’s not a ligament tear or something that would haunt him in future years.

  31. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Refs didn’t help but if we didn’t give up that easy first down a few plays earlier by having corners play off the receiver, defense gets off the field and Vita doesn’t get hurt.

    Calamity of errors contributed to this avoidable injury. Grrrrrr

  32. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Terrible news, but not unexpected watching the replay of that play. Good luck with the rehab big fella.

  33. HeyItsAdam Says:

    Dammit. Leg COVID.

  34. Allbuccedup Says:

    Sad day looks like a top 15 draft pick in 2021 draft.

  35. richbucsfan Says:

    If they Bucs finish 8-8 it will be a good season. Way too many serious injuries without exceptional backup talent.

  36. unbelievable Says:

    @clod –

    Same. I was really annoyed by that loss last night. Just a big kick in the nuts.

  37. adam from ny Says:

    spin it as you like…

    that’s a “broken ankle” on a man the size of 2 men…

  38. Tattoodonny Says:

    Damn at least it wasn’t ligaments not that a broken leg on a 350lb guy is bad enough. Sad this defense mostly good hope this doesn’t kill them down the stretch. Go Bucs

  39. David Says:

    I was thinking a couple weeks with a sprained ankle. This sucks. He is an absolute beast in the middle and has probably become the best DT outside of Aaron Donald the way he started this year. Definitely the best nose tackle

  40. Bucco bruce Says:

    Calm down everyone it is a huge loss but lots of teams are losing lots of players and more to come hopefully this is it for us super bowl admirations still live.

  41. TOM Says:

    Damn. Why couldn’t it have been lazy ass Smith.

  42. Buczilla Says:

    Huge loss, Roches is gonna have to play his butt off.

  43. DaBux Says:

    This season is starting to suck.