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.
Buccaneers fear that DT Vita Vea suffered a season-ending broken ankle last night, per source. Vea undergoing an MRI today to confirm.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 9, 2020
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.”