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.
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