The Buccaneers have made a minor change to their injury report ahead of Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Defensive tackle Vita Vea is now listed as having an illness, but the team has stated that they expect him to play at Levi’s Stadium. This announcement comes after a similar one made last week about wide receiver Chris Godwin, who played without any issues despite being listed on the injury report.
Despite Vea’s illness and a few other minor injuries, the Buccaneers only had two players listed on their final injury report of the week. Safety Ryan Neal is out with a thumb injury, while guard Matt Feiler is listed as questionable to be in the lineup on Sunday afternoon. With Vea expected to play and only two other players carrying injury designations, the Buccaneers are likely feeling confident about their chances against the 49ers.
Vea has had an impressive season so far, with 27 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. The Buccaneers are undoubtedly hoping to have him on the field for Sunday’s game. Last week, Godwin played without any issues despite being listed on the injury report, which suggests that the team may be taking these designations less seriously than previously thought.