Lavonte David Still Dealing With Lisfranc Injury

April 12th, 2022

A slightly troubling nugget out of One Buc Palace today.

Lavonte David is one veteran who reported for voluntary conditioning yesterday and he told Joe and assembled media today that his foot still isn’t right.

David suffered a Lisfranc injury in December, missed three games and battled back to return for the playoffs. It was an aggressive timetable, and David saying today that he’s not full strength yet confirmed it. He said he was about “60 percent” healthy during the playoffs but needed to gut through those big games.

David talked about how he’s got a good training team and is expecting to be full-go for training camp.

Joe has to assume David won’t be seen in spring practices. (He shouldn’t be!) He also firmly added that he’s not considering retirement after this season.

22 Responses to “Lavonte David Still Dealing With Lisfranc Injury”

  1. Texas Buc 1976 Says:

    Love Lavonte, a warrior, smart, humble. You could tell how much he was missed when he was out last year, especially by D White.

  2. SlyPirate Says:

    R3: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

  3. Craig Says:

    I hope he can heal completely. We need him whole and not the shadow he was in the playoffs.

    He is too good, in all ways, to not go out in style.

  4. SOEbuc Says:

    Exact reason why all these Joe jokers want to take a WR and/or RB early. LVD is going to be a FA and Devin White will be getting fat cash. ILB is an important position coming up fast that no one has mentioned.

  5. Letsbuccinggo Says:

    R3 linebacker R2 OG or DT R1 OG or DT. First 3 rounds done.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    ‘He (LVD) said he was about “60 percent” healthy during the playoffs but needed to gut through those big games’.

    Did you say ‘SLIGHTLY troubling nugget’ Joe? How about ‘HUGELY troubling nugget’? That image of LVD standing with his hands on his hips on that last play in the Rams’ game is still burned in my brain. This is the 1st time I know of that LVD has admitted to playing hurt in those 2 playoff games. We already know that JPP was playing hurt. Several others (like Davis, White, Winfield, Fournette, Stinnie?) had been hurt earlier & never seemed to regain 100% health either. Playing at 60% doesn’t really impress me when you lose, because unhealthy players usually become the weak link in the chain. And yes, our defense got roasted (Rams imploding with fumbles was the only thing that made that game reasonably close).

    My real issue though isn’t with LVD (coaches make the play or sit decisions last I heard). The bigger problem was (and still is) LACK OF DEPTH in too many position groups. Strange thing is that the Rams had exactly the same problem (lack of depth); they just stayed healthier last year.

  7. SB~LV Says:

    Pre draft schmoke

  8. HC Grover Says:

    I once had a fractured metacarpal hand injury. It was the most pain you can imagine.

  9. HC Grover Says:

    Go get Deebo

  10. SB~LV Says:

    HC .. I fractured my outside right hand grabbing for balance going upstairs. I thought it was a sprain and being a long time believer in ice therapy submerged my hand in a bucket of ice and water. I knew it was going to hurt but I nearly past out and finished lying on the floor. After about 20 minutes I took it out and realized it was more than a sprain, went to a walk in and had it casted up.
    That said I have no idea how these pro athletes can play with their pain, even with meds the realization that the pain will return after the game and their body will be angry!

  11. firethecannons Says:

    weak linebacker class in the draft too

  12. PassingThru Says:

    OK, here’s the deal for those not familiar with Lisfranc injuries: There’s very little blood flow to that region of your foot (the tarsometatarsal joint). That means it is VERY SLOW to heal. For some unfortunate athletes, a fracture in the region means their career is over as it may never heal and set completely.

  13. David Says:

    I would expect him to be 100% by the season and I expect much improvement with him and White both being healthy.

  14. sasquatch Says:

    Well, here’s a sign we need to draft a LB high… Maybe getting a LB is a greater need than getting secondary help.

    With all these questions on defense, and I also include Devin White’s inconsistent play as a big question, it would be literally insane to spend significant draft capital on offense this year. We’ve gotta shore up the defense front to back. We don’t have enough picks to do it… I’m advocating trading next years premium picks to bring in more/better defensive players this year.

  15. SOEbuc Says:

    Sasquatch…Well said. Gotta start building Bowles defense as soon as possible.

  16. HC Grover Says:

    SB yep me too. The ice even made the pain worse til I got a cast an some pain pills the next day.

  17. Biff Barker Says:

    If a future stud linebacker should fall to us, we’re going to grab him. We badly need a cover LB. Like KJ Britt but he’s not that guy. Neither is Devin White save for a few key games.
    Some fans feel the bare cubbord at DT for the same reason. I’m a bit queasy at LB for the same reason.

  18. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Maybe we can trade for one.

  19. LakelandSteve Says:

    I hope he can come back at full strength bu that is a nasty injury to get over and some people don’t. So, don’t be surprised if the Bucs draft another inside linebacker.

  20. Goatfarmer Says:

    I never knew they named the injury after the most loathed poster at the Joes.’

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Our second year LB may need to step up…and with luck, he’s do well enough to replace David.

  22. unbelievable Says:

    Sadly, we’re gonna need his replacement sooner than later.

    Hopefully he’s ready to go by training camp, but I’d much rather him wait longer and come back fully healed up.

    Hopefully he’s also on the Brady / Suh nutritional regimen too…