Lavonte David Will Miss At Least Four Weeks

December 21st, 2021

Joe picked up bad news from a trusted source this afternoon.

Lavonte David will miss the rest of the regular season and Wild Card weekend of the playoffs. His foot injury could be a complete season-ender but that’s unclear at this time.

What makes this extra awful is David had such a great game against the Saints before he got hurt late. He recorded 3 tackles for loss, a sack and 11 total tackles before exiting Sunday night in the fourth quarter.

It seemed like David finally was 100 percent from his October ankle injury that he explained was a long healing process.

Enjoy this evening’s Ira Kaufman Podcast!

42 Responses to “Lavonte David Will Miss At Least Four Weeks”

  1. Swampbuc Says:

    The hits just keep on coming. Minter is a pretty good backup but he’s not LVD. At least DW is recovering slowly although not 100%.

    Man, all the forces are operating against the Bucs.

  2. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This team picked the wrong time to have injuries. Can they win the last 3 games now? Seriously awful.

  3. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    old players, i don’t think he is going to play this year.. heck there is any team we can beat in Wild Card game???!!!
    LD, great guy, see you next year. Take it easy…

  4. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Seems like they’re cursed against they slimy franchise. They can’t take the physicality.

  5. unbelievable Says:

    Jesus fkn christ.

    2003 all over again.

  6. Hodad Says:

    Good thing they only need to win one more game to clinch the division, and get a home playoff berth. Once we do that, shut everyone down as much as you can. Trying for a better seeding doesn’t help if you’re hurting going into the playoffs. Bucs need to give themselves two of their own bye weeks, just win this next one, and happy new year.

  7. cmurda Says:

    @Francisco. Stop worrying about the #2 seed. It would be great to have a couple home games but way more important is just winning the division and getting some guys back. If it ain’t the #1 seed, we still have a playoff game w/o LVD. That definitely sucks, but we won as the 5 seed last year playing all 3 games on the road. We can handle a road playoff game or two. I ain’t scared. Need most of our horses to win it though.

  8. EA Says:

    What a costly game this saints game turned out to be

  9. unbelievable Says:

    2003 all over again:

    Lavonte (x2)


    Did I miss anyone?

  10. Oxycodoms Says:

    The at least part is worrisome could be more. Heart and soul of defense young guys need to bring the energy

  11. Bird Says:

    Sooooo Frustrating.

  12. unbelievable Says:

    Oh I forgot Sherman was out for a bit too…

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Heavens to murgatroyd says Pete

  14. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Cmurda they will win the division. They’re not losing to the stinking jets. They need to beat the panthers this sunday if they want any shot at a 2 seed. Frankly their best opportunity is getting the second seed. They could face the rams as a 4th seed. Bad matchup.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You missed Stennie & the long snapper……

  16. Ed Says:

    Older players breaking down. This season is a lesson for Jason Licht. It sounded great that all 22 starters were returning but when you look at the ages of these players he has to start cutting bait to get more draft picks and signing some defensive 25/26 year old free agents to help out the starters that return:

    Lavonte David- age 31
    Jason Pierre-Paul- age 32
    Rob Gronkowski- age 32
    Kevin Minter- age 31
    Nadumokong Suh- age 34
    Antonio Brown- age 33
    Mike Evans- age 28
    Shaq Barrett- age 29
    Tom Brady- age 44

    Like me, these guys aren’t getting any younger.

    If the Bucs want to continue gambling that these older players can continue to contribute then there has to be good backups to split the time and keep them fresh and healthy

  17. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Why just the best players going down. LVD was on fire in that game.

  18. Zzbuc Says:

    This is really a Bad one!!

  19. Adrnagy Says:

    Licht go sign deone bucannon

  20. Oneilbuc Says:

    I’m starting to think that BA is just putting up a smoke screen! Or maybe he’s really just resting them and saying they are hurt. It does seem like it’s all our best players going down at the same time. Now Godwin is really hurt but the other players I don’t know about that.

  21. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Le’Veon Bell?

  22. Adrnagy Says:

    We sign bell.
    Lenny must be gone for the season

  23. Sean Says:

    The wheels are coming off at the absolute wrong time and the coaching staff isn’t nearly good enough to compensate. They’ve been trying to keep their heads above water all year regarding injuries and we assumed “when the get healthy they’ll be…” but there was never any guarantee of a “when.”

  24. Anonymous Says:

    We just signed L Bell to help the running back situation, so Lenny might be down as well and totally agree that yes bringing everyone back looked good on paper and moral.. sadly it’s hurt us and DW losing David is a huge loss !! True Buc fans we still are reining super bowl champs 🙂 still sounds great and Mark MY Words this is Toms last year and thank you for the ring and another exciting year minus the injuries to others.. it was only a matter of time with our WRs going down because he loves the middle throw and sadly after watching that pass to CW over and over instead of TB12 using the entire field he goes to that area and ended not only a season, but a huge payday

  25. Pete Mitchell Says:


    That game really took its toll on the health of the Buccaneers.

    I was just thinking before the game that the hit Suh put on Brees during the game at Raymond James last year was kind of lost in the noise last year.

    There was a hit where Suh landed on Brees with all his body weight, not sure if that was the hit that injured Brees’ shoulder and ribs, but it definitely didn’t help.

    Coupled with the cowboy collar that ended Jameis’ season, and it almost feels like this is kharma.

    The roster depth will certainly have to shine if the Bucs are going to make a deep run this year.

    Let’s Go BUCS!!!

  26. unbelievable Says:

    Leveon Bell???

    Wow, Founette must be dunzo too.

    The hits just keep on coming.

  27. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Suh did not land on Brees with all his body weight and Jambus was brought down by his sleeve not collar .

  28. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Joe in Michigan, GOOD ONE! I am all in with him.

  29. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Deone Buchanan is an interesting game out there.

  30. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Bell not to replace Lenny as the one two punch since Rojo isn’t reliable.

  31. Ryan Says:

    They got lucky last year. Was very healthy in route to Super Bowl. Seems like 2-3 seasons worth of injuries this year.

  32. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Any idea if evans might be out this sunday?

  33. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Ryan i still don’t see a dominant team in the nfc. Let’s not call the season just yet.

  34. BucsLife Says:

    After all this news ladies and gents we need to stop talk about seeding and hope we can win one more game? This reminds me of Grudens last year when the wheels fell off .. hope I’m wrong, but injuries during the season and now major ones with freaking 3 left in the season.. sickening !!!

  35. Anonymous Says:

    Evans is down for atleast 2 games .. Hammy isn’t easy to come back from right away and what sucks is could be aggravated at any time

  36. LakelandSteve Says:

    What a bunch of quitters. They are still going to play the games and anything can happen. We still have a pretty damn good team even with those injuries. Will we be the juggernaut offensively we were, no but we only have to score one more point than the other teams. Our defense can still rise to the occasion even without Lavonte and stifle opposing offenses. We still have playmakers on offense. Don’t count the Bucs out, and I guarantee you they won’t quit even if a lot of so called fans have already quit on the Bucs.

  37. Wesley Says:

    J.C. stick a fork into this season.

  38. Swampbuc Says:

    Now finally at least expectations for the team can come down to reality.

    Winning one of the next three games after scoring 3 points in the last regular quarters is no given.

    2008 rearing it’s ugly head again. No one thought at 9-3 that team would miss the playoffs and they lost 4 straight and missed the playoffs.

    This is a big challenge.

    I agree with the sentiment that, if they win one more then rest the guys who are the most banged up, and rest Brady who we can’t afford to lose under any circumstance. I’d rather be a 4th seed with some health than a 3rd with Goobert throwing to Darden.

  39. ModHairKen Says:

    Every team has injuries. Stop fretting. Let the coaches manage this. This is still the best run in franchise history. Enjoy the ride.

  40. Im not tired anymore we Super Bowl Champs!! Says:

    I hated the Saints. Now it’s all out War. Take this personal Bucs. It’s time to step up to the plate and pick up that riffle and keep marching on. Go Bucs!

  41. captivajim Says:

    dam ,, he played really well.. we do get Edwards back

  42. Bradinator Says: