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Vita Vea shows up to training camp with hand wrapped

The injuries keep piling up on defense

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We are beginning to see the state of Buccaneers players as they start to report to the Advent Health Training Center for training camp. More importantly, the state of those injured.

WFLA’s Dan Lucas tweeted a photo of defensive tackle Vita Vea with his hand wrapped as he arrived at One Buc Place.

Initially reported by the Tampa Bay Times in June, Bucs defensive lineman Vita Vea underwent surgery on his right hand for an unspecified injury.

Rick Stroud tweeted on Monday, “He may miss some time early in camp but will not have any limitations once the regular season begins.”

Coach Arians seems to be growing concerned over his injured defensive players:

He doesn’t have a lot of time but he needs to get out there.

That’s what the head coach said regarding safety Justin Evans who was recently placed on the PUP list due to a lingering foot injury which kept him sidelined since 2018. Bucs linebacker, Jason Pierre-Paul, had arthroscopic surgery on this knee, and now the Bucs 2018 first round pick has the hand injury.

The Bucs sure do hope the hits stop coming if they expect to get any type of training before the season. Especially on defense!