Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians confirmed Friday that DT Vita Vea has a broken leg and is out for the remainder of the season, per Rick Stroud.
Vea undergoing an MRI today to confirm the severity of the issue.
However, this is the kind of injury where the team already has a pretty good idea of how serious it is.
Vea had to be carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game and was in considerable pain after his ankle got twisted making a tackle.
Vea, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2018. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $14,878,424 contract that included an $8,900,672 signing bonus.
The contract has a fifth-year option for the Buccaneers to pick up in 2021.
In 2020, Vea has appeared in five games for the Buccaneers and recorded 10 tackles and two sacks.