TAMPA, Fla. —veteran defensive lineman tore the plantar fascia in his left foot and is expected to be sidelined for a month, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter Tuesday.
Hicks suffered the injury in the second quarter Sunday in the Bucs’at the — their first regular season victory against New Orleans since 2018.
He was taking on a double team of guardand center , with outside linebacker sacking quarterback and forcing a fumble when the injury happened.
Hicks, 32, signed with the Bucs as a free agent this offseason on a one-year deal worth $8 million, replacing.
The Bucs’ defense has gotten off to a stellar start this season under new head coach Todd Bowles, surrendering an average of 6.5 points per game through the first two games — the best mark in the NFL.
Rookie second-round draft pick, who has primarily been utilized on third down, is expected to step into Hicks’ role.