Comeback Likely For Lavonte David

October 29th, 2021

Joe is fired up.

The Bucs could have one of their superstars back in the lineup Sunday in New Orleans after a two-game absence.

Lavonte David has been practicing and it appears his sprained ankle is ready to go. That was the strong implication this afternoon from Bucco Bruce Arians.

In the Bucs’ blowout against Miami on Oct. 10, David left with what appeared like a potentially ugly injury. Bucco Bruce Arians called it a high ankle sprain, but then NFL Network claimed it was a low ankle sprain. David’s relatively quick return suggests the NFL Network report was on the money.

David represents an upgrade at linebacker, especially with his years of experience against the Saints offense and his ability in pass coverage.

Hopefully, David can get through the game without a setback and then heal even stronger during the Bucs’ Week 9 bye.

11 Responses to “Comeback Likely For Lavonte David”

  1. Tbbucsjoe83 Says:

    Hopefully he is good to go!! We definitely Miss him!

  2. moderated moderately Says:

    Kevin Minter played pretty good in his absence. Love David, but hope he’s 100.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    LVD will help Devin White to play more aggressively……if that’s possible.

  4. Infomeplease Says:

    A healthy-well rested LD is just what the defense needs to stop AK. Go Bucs!!! Stop AK and JW has to throw the ball!! Pressure JW.. Look a pick 6!!!! Look a Bucs W!!

  5. zzbuc Says:

    Great new Joe!!
    This was my biggest concern!!
    I wouldn’t hurry the rest, but LVD is crucial for this game….

  6. Jersey buc Says:

    Go need both backers speed this week with cap. Check down.

  7. KingLDavid54 Says:

    Given my moniker, it would be inappropriate for me to not comment on this story… my heart sank when I saw the injury occur live. It’s great to have Minter as backup, but there’s no replacing LVD from a leadership and skill perspective

  8. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I’m happy he’s back but wasn’t he on the field for both regular season Saints games last year?

    Bowles better scheme him right. I don’t wanna see AK and JW pick us apart underneath.

    Go Bucs!

  9. G.Marosi Says:

    JW I liked him hated his Alma mater I am personally a gator fan alumnus #1 pick we stunk. That’s the JW Era , tv yards 33/30 club.
    5-seasons threw more INt then TD, wrong way bro. Got the 🐐 now moth the hell out the way we got TB12 and top run defense, who they got AK and JW vs our offense not even close. we avg more than 10pts a game….
    #gobucs #back2back #2020SBCHAMPIONS

  10. Buc and roll Says:

    All the big boys are coming back

    slowly but surely

    Gonna be healthy and full strength by January

    That’s the goal anyway

  11. #1bucsfan Says:

    Buc n roll. Exactly bro. We get some studs back for this game then a by week everyone gets healthy n rested for the 2nd half of the season. We looking good boys. Should be a good game tomorrow