When Vita Vea went down in practice on Tuesday with what seemed to be a pretty serious knee injury, Buccaneer fans were bracing for the worst.
Well, Tampa Bay Buccaneer fans can now breathe a sigh of relief.
News broke on Friday afternoon that the team does not anticipate Vea having to undergo surgery for his injury, but it is still possible for him to miss some games in the regular season.
Following his MRI, good news for #Bucs 2018 first-round DT Vita Vea. Sources say he can return within the first 4 weeks of the season but no surgery is required for his knee injury. Or what @MikeGarafolo tweeted a few days ago. Should miss minimal game time. (Fixed earlier tweet)— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 9, 2019
As Ian Rapoport said, Vea should be able to return within the first four weeks of the season. If he were to miss any game action, it would be against the San Francisco 49ers, the Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants.
It does however seem possible that Vea can be ready by week one.
Only time will tell, but until then, please no season ending injuries to any star players tonight.