Concussion For Christian Izien; Bad Toe For Carlton Davis

September 14th, 2023

Carlton Davis

Bad news on the Buccaneers’ injury front today.

No. 1 cornerback Carlton Davis was held out of practice for the second consecutive day with a toe injury. Joe sure hopes it’s not turf toe.

Limited in practice was nickel cornerback Christian Izien, the undrafted rookie who had a key interception on Sunday. He’s listed with a concussion on the official injury report as of yesterday. Joe’s wondering when the injury occurred, and when his symptoms appeared. Concussion issues can often arise days after the traumatic head injury.

It seems unlikely Izien will play Sunday. Veteran Dee Delaney is his likely replacement.

Joe doesn’t even want to think off the Bucs defense without Davis in the lineup.

53 Responses to “Concussion For Christian Izien; Bad Toe For Carlton Davis”

  1. Pryda…sec147 Says:

    I blame the turf for Davis toe injury hope he gets better soon need him to lockdown slant boi in a few weeks

  2. Joshua porter Says:

    Probably from the hit on the interception from Jefferson. Jj hit someone who wasn’t looking and thought he was the man cuz of it. Had the defense hit an offensive player like that it would have been a penalty and a fine ……

  3. Boss Says:

    Davis always shows up. Izien looks to be a steal!

  4. SlyPirate Says:

    Joshua porter Says:
    Probably from the hit on the interception from Jefferson.

    ABSOLUTELY should have been a penalty and fine. A defender would have been flagged and fined.

  5. gotbbucs Says:

    Carlton Davis injured?…… way.

    Let’s hurry up and test that defensive backfield depth right away this season, just like the season before that, and the season before that.

  6. Crispy Says:

    It reminded me a lot of the hit Sapp put on Clifton. If I recall, Sapp received heavy criticism and it led to a rule change?

  7. unbelievable Says:


    Somewhere in Chicago, DJ Moore is smiling right now.

  8. A Bucs Fan Says:

    Today Izien was in phase 3 of the protocol so he could technically still be cleared by Sunday to play.

    Davis is always nicked up and it’s anyone’s guess if he’ll be able to play because we know nothing about it.

    In any case I like Dean vs DJ Moore and Zyon vs an unmotivated/interested Claypool is easy pickings. The question will be who can cover Darnell Mooney.

  9. A Bucs Fan Says:

    let’s hope Bucs front seven/pass rush is fierce enough to cover any holes in the back end.

  10. Kidfloflo Says:

    No team likes to sh@t in ur ice cream more than the bucs

  11. Fire Bowles Says:

    You know what’s kind of sus in my opinion…
    It’s the love fest going on within the players and coaches. I mean it’s over the top cringe. Watching the Bucs YouTube vid right now of the pressers this week and im getting nauseous listening to all the butterflies and rainbows. Everything is about how amazing Canalaes is and how he’s adored by players, it’s how incredible Baker is and the football IQ he brings to the table, it’s about the defense and how they’re all warriors, and how Bowles has done a 180 and finally taken over the team and is doing it his way. I mean is everyone else seeing what I’m seeing?

    We are 1-0 and the love fest of everyone from Bowles to Dave, The O line, the D, etc you might expect if we ran the table durning the season and just won the Super Bowl.

    WTF is going on here? Maybe we should all step back and see how the team responds to a little adversity first. I mean cmon.

  12. Buc king Says:

    Oline sucks

  13. DBS Says:

    Fire Bowles sure sounds a lot like Fire Licht who is now using another name.

  14. Crickett Baker Says:

    They are saying it is turf toe..:(

  15. TonySoprano Says:

    I swear, Carlton is literally always injured – start, middle or end of every season, he is on the list with a questionable tag. It’s like clockwork.

    Also Kancey didn’t practice yet again today. So much for his hammy just “locking up a little” and then just pulling him out of the game for precautionary reasons.

  16. Marine Buc Says:


    Both played well week #1.

    This is the NFL – it is a war of attrition.

    Only the strong shall survive.

    Go Bucs!

  17. Lt. Dan Says:

    If Dee Delaney starts – there shouldn’t be much if any drop off. Lots of experience and he and Chris Izien were neck and neck (horse racing term) in camp. I kind of hate the though of McCollum starting in place of Davis but he did look much better on special teams last week as compared to last year.

  18. Will Says:

    No was a totally legit hit. He was a ball carrier and was running full speed looking inside at the players chasing him and got lit up. I like the kid and hope he recovers soon but gotta be aware of your surroundings when on the field.

  19. Mike Johnson Says:

    There was a lot of hard hittin going on out there this past Sunday. And most of it was us doing the honors. Izien took a real nasty hit from Jefferson on that interception. I am not surprised.

  20. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Can’t even go a week without key players missing games now, classic

  21. ModHairKen Says:

    “I mean is everyone else seeing what I’m seeing? We are 1-0 and the love fest of everyone from Bowles to Dave …”


    You are not 1-0. You are a fan. And a miserable one.

  22. Fred McNeil Says:

    I have full confidence in Dee Delaney at nickel if necessary. I have pretty good confidence in Zion too. Rest those two injured players against the Bears. We need them against Philly. I would limit Cancey, but play him some. Chicongo sux, but Philly is no joke

  23. SB~LV Says:

    Toe is not good!

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Don’t panic over injuries just yet, everyone. Wait for the official word, because this is all guesswork.I

    That said, the love fest bubble is due to burst, this week or next.

  25. Irishmist Says:

    Another reason to hate artificial turf. How often do you hear about grass toe?

  26. Jeff Says:

    Bears 30 Bucs 22

  27. A Bucs Fan Says:

    I read it’s a turf toe injury for Carlton Davis. The best case scenario a two-three week injury…. A bad one he’s down for the year. Hopefully we get an update soon, but if it really is turf toe I don’t expect he’ll play Sunday.

  28. Statguy Says:

    I’m sure if there are real concerns with the injuries at corner they could plug and play Logan Ryan off the couch if needed

  29. Drunkinybor Says:

    That should have been flagged and it was also a selfish stupid act. If Jefferson had a brain and was a good teammate he could have easily poked that ball put or even outright grabbed it. Good thing he was bring whiny about jot getting thrown at.

  30. Obvious Says:

    I gotta ask because I’m not exactly sure what we’re talking when we talk about turf toe. It doesn’t “sound” that big and bad. Obviously I’ve never been cursed with it. I’m not even sure how you get it? What happens to you if you Are afflicted with it? Symptoms?
    I can and will look I up but I’ve seen many on here through time that said they had it themselves and I suppose I’m looking for the inside scoop…

  31. Drunkinybor Says:

    Bears 15 bucs 27 offense 380 yards 110 rushing tucker 1 td palmer 1 td ko kief drops td white 2 td. Da teddy bears 3 field goals 1 missed extra point Jefferson 1 td. 2 picks and knocked out of game late 3rd quarter. Shaq 2 sacks Nelson 1/2 Vita 1/2 Diaby sack lavonte 1 sack.

  32. Drunkinybor Says:

    White 1 td not 2

  33. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    The Bucs played hard to the man against the Vikings. I hadn’t seen that effort in a while. All of them kudos. Good job men. Keep it up!

  34. Bucnjim Says:

    It will take the Bears two weeks to score 30

  35. Jerry Says:

    Half the defensive secondary is hurt after 1 week. Same story, different year.

  36. Duane Says:

    “Fire Bowles” – WTF man, you are one effed up weird dude. Besides the fact that your screen name is over the top effed up, it bothers you that coaches and players are nice to each other after a win that nobody predicted? WTF man – you must be the tur* in the punch bowl at every party. You most certainly are not a Bucs fan.

  37. unbelievable Says:

    @Duane – some people just insist on being miserable.

    Even when Brady was here, there were the same 3 or 4 posters that would call him washed up and say we were gonna lose every week, and then disappear all week after a victory and not show up again until we lost.

    I say, let em be miserable.

  38. BucU Says:

    My brittle Bucs need a full time MASH unit it seems.

  39. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    Kidfloflo Says:
    September 14th, 2023 at 5:47 pm
    No team likes to sh@t in ur ice cream more than the bucs
    MIC DROP. Hilarious! Nice 1 Kidfloflo

  40. Defense Rules Says:

    Losing Davis & Izien & Kancey for the Bears game is not a good thing; the 3 of them had some key plays last Sunday.

    Looking at the Bears 38-20 loss to Green Bay, we’d best not take them lightly. Chicago actually played a decent game it looks like, except for giving up several explosive plays, and having 2 drives killed by turnovers. The difference in the game was 3 passes by the Packers’ Jordan Love for TDs in the 2nd half: 1 short pass for a 51-yd TD, another short pass for a 35-yd TD, and a 37-yd deep pass to set up a 4-yd TD. And Chicago’s rushing attack should be a good test for our defense (they had 29 runs for 122 yds last Sunday … 4.2 YPC). Their leading rusher? Justin Fields with 59 yds on 9 attempts … 6.6 YPC. Not too shabby. Good chance to see how well our OLBs’ containment works.

  41. Infomeplease Says:

    If CD can’t go, ZM has been looking better than last year or perhaps DD gets the start. Neither are CD but JF is mainly a running threat and the Bear offensive line is somewhat suspect. If the rookie can’t go, DD will play nickel and Zyon will play corner. We’ll see what’s what soon.

  42. BigMacAttack Says:

    Offense needs to step up and carry the load. DeLaney can handle it. Stopping the run is the key on Sunday with a strong Bears running attack. Stop the run. Bend don’t break. Score points. Win the game.

  43. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Philadelphia is for real.

    Their DLine is insane.

  44. unbelievable Says:

    @Jmark – their whole team looks ridiculous right now.

  45. jeff Says:

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released their second injury report of the week and it may be time to start worrying about the health of starting cornerback Carlton Davis.

    BucsGameday’s JC Allen is reporting Davis is dealing with a turf toe injury that could sideline him for Sunday’s home opener against the Chicago Bears

  46. Bojim Says:

    Crap. If he does have it then it will probably bother him the rest of the season. Hope not.

  47. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    By week four our secondary will be decimated by injuries. They all take turns. One guy is injured. Then another guy is injured. The a couple games later. We get the first guy injured back. After he comes back another guy gets injured. Wash repeat.

  48. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    The only position group that has more experienced backups is the Oline.

  49. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    Whatever… I don’t know if my posts are happening. I can tell you what I said was relevant.

  50. garro Says:

    “Joe doesn’t even want to think off the Bucs defense without Davis in the lineup.”

    Ditto Joe! Hope it’s not turf toe. Crap!

    Go Bucs!

  51. CHRISTOS Says:

    This Defense needs better pass coverage first and a more consistent pass rush second if they want to be a top level Defense.
    More tight in the coverage and more passes defensed needed from the secondary and the linebackers.
    We often see a blitz called and the corners are like 7 to 10 yards off and give an easy quick catch and we often see WRs catch the ball and the closest defender being 4 and 5 yards away. Need to be better in coverage

  52. rickym Says:

    All teams will have injuries at key positions throughout a season. Jets lost Rodgers after 4 snaps yet still beat the Bills. No excuses. Bucs must find a way to win, no matter who lines up for them. I believe they will beat the Bears soundly this Sunday. I look for improvement in the offensive line and the running game to be the difference. The Bears will attempt to make Justin Fields a vertical passing threat. That will be their downfall. Bucs by 10.

  53. Duane in Sanford Says:

    Every season wear and tear gets to Davis, Dean, and Winfield in the secondary and they miss games. It comes with the territory. What is annoying is that these guys are all going to be making good money, and there will be none left for a pass rush, ME, CG, or even a franchise qb in the future. Turf toes, and concussions are seaon killers for skilled players in the secondary.