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*UPDATED* Bucs fear Vea suffered a season-ending injury

Bad news for the young defensive tackle who was having a decent start to the season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Chicago Bears Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea suffered a broken ankle during Thursday night’s 20-19 loss in Chicago that likely ends his 2020 season.

This according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

When asked about Vea’s injury following the game, head coach Bruce Arians did not have any updates. However, as Schefter reported, we should know more once the results from his tests become available.


Head coach Bruce Arians confirmed it is a broken leg for Vea and most likely out for the year.

“Vita’s got a broken leg and [will] probably miss the rest of the season. It’ll be a big loss. [When] you lose players like O.J. [Howard] and Vita, you can plug the next man in, but they’re not the same. I hate it for him because he was having such a great year.”