Source: Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Akiem Hicks has plantar fascia tear, expected to miss a month 5:37 PM ET Jenna LaineESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Buccaneers since 2009 Joined ESPN in 2016 TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers veteran defensive lineman Akiem Hicks tore the plantar fascia in his left foot and is expected to be sidelined for a month, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday. Hicks suffered the injury in the second quarter Sunday in the Bucs' 20-10 victory at the Saints -- their first regular-season victory against New Orleans since 2018. He was taking on a double team of guard Andrus Peat and center Erik McCoy , with outside linebacker Shaq Barrett sacking quarterback Jameis Winston and forcing a fumble when the injury happened. Editor's Picks 1 Related Hicks, 32, signed with the Bucs as a free agent this offseason on a one-year deal worth $8 million, replacing Ndamukong Suh . 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 through the first two games -- the best mark in the NFL. Rookie second-round draft pick Logan Hall , who has primarily been utilized on third down, is expected to step into Hicks' role.