Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David needs 3-4 weeks to recover from ankle injury, source says


TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Lavonte David needs three to four weeks to recover from a low ankle sprain and will miss at least Thursday night’s game at the Philadelphia Eagles, a source confirmed to ESPN on Monday.

Initial X-rays were negative for fractures, and an MRI on Monday revealed the sprain.

He suffered the injury late in the second quarter of the Bucs’ 45-17 victory against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday when he got rolled up on by teammate Ndamukong Suh while blitzing Jacoby Brissett.

David will be replaced by veteran Kevin Minter, a captain on special teams over the past two seasons. Minter started in place of Devin White in the NFC wild-card win over Washington last season, tallying six combined tackles and a pass breakup.

David’s injury was first reported by NFL Network.

Source : ESPN