As one of the few Tampa Bay veterans on the team, Bucs linebacker Lavonte David is slated to play a very important role for the Buccaneers in 2019. But, on Monday, we learned the starting point of that role might be up in the air.
David missed back-to-back practices at the end of last week with what head coach Bruce Arians called “swelling.” He said that David just doesn’t like playing on turf, and due to the late night practices being in the indoor facility he was opting to rest and not participate.
Monday, however, there was no excuse to miss practice, as it was outside on the normal field. Yet David was not seen on the field or even on the sidelines.
After practice, Arians told the media that David had surgery on his knee to repair a “little meniscus tear.”
#Bucs LB Lavonte David has a slight meniscus tear in his knee and will undergo a minor surgical procedure, according to Bruce Arians.
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org