Report: Bucs first-round pick Vita Vea avoided serious injury
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to have avoided a major blow on Sunday, as first-round draft pick Vita Vea reportedly did not suffer a serious injury when before he was carted off the practice field.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Vea is believed to have sustained a strained calf.
preliminary diagnosis on the lower left leg injury to Tampa Bay Bucs rookie defensive tackle Vita Vae is a strained calf, a source said. "It doesn't look bad," the source said.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 29, 2018
That’s obviously good news, as Vea is expected to play a major role in his rookie season. The former Washington star is a force on the interior defensive line, which has been an area of need for Tampa Bay.
Fortunately, the Bucs would be the second team to get good news on a player who was carted off at training camp this week.