With week three of the NFL season having wrapped up, apart from tonight's Monday night game, teams are having to deal with managing and overcoming injuries. However, not all injuries are created equal in terms of who gets injured and these notable players will be much more difficult to replace.

Lavonte David escapes major injury

Star linebacker Lavonte David was injured in the fourth quarter of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lopsided 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. His leg buckled awkwardly while defending a running play and he had to be carted off of the field. The team got good news when the X-rays that were done on his leg came back negative.

It was originally thought that the one-time Pro Bowler had a high-ankle sprain, but according to ESPN's Jenna Laine he only has a medical sprain. David will now be “week-to-week” in terms of his status going forward, but the Buccaneers are likely relieved that his injury is now what it was originally thought to be.

Bucs also lose Noah Spence

The Buccaneers also lost defensive end Noah Spence in yesterday's game. He left the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury but managed to return in the second to play the rest of the game. Apparently, Spence played through the game with a dislocated shoulder.

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Spence played all of last season with his shoulder in a brace and will go back to wearing that brace this year according to ESPN's Jenna Laine. He is scheduled to have an MRI today, but the Bucs will have trouble getting pressure on the quarterback if Spence has to miss any time, since he is one of their only pass rushers.

Bears Quintin Demps suffers forearm injury

The Chicago Bears pulled off an upset victory yesterday over the Pittsburgh Steelers but it cost them on the injury front. Starting safety Quintin Demps fractured his forearm and the loss of the 32-year-old veteran will be a big blow to the team's defense.

Head coach John Fox said that Demps is out indefinitely but said the team is not yet sure if he will be put on injured reserve. Demps was signed in the offseason to a three-year, $13.5 million contract to help a Bears team that struggled to produce takeaways in 2016.

George IIoka has hamstring injury

The Cincinnati Bengals had both of their starting safeties suffer injuries in yesterday's heartbreaking 27-24 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers. While Shauwn Williams returned to the game after dealing with cramps, George IIoka never came back in after injuring his hamstring early in the fourth quarter. The extent of IIoka's injury is unknown as of now.