Buccaneers fear C Ryan Jensen has serious knee injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady may have suffered a brutal loss early in what could be his last training camp as an active NFL player.
Reports surfaced earlier Thursday confirming that Buccaneers center and 2021 Pro Bowl selection Ryan Jensen was ejected from the field during Thursday’s training camp practice with a knee injury. left unspecified. While there’s no official word on Jensen’s status, updates on the situation don’t look promising.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo (h/t Nick Shook) reported that Jensen is believed to have suffered a serious knee injury. ESPN’s Jenna Laine added that a source said it “didn’t look good” when it comes to the 31-year-old returning to the pitch anytime soon.
Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told reporters the club may not have a definitive diagnosis on Jensen’s backhand for a few days due to swelling.
“When a player like that gets injured and he’s suffered several injuries in his career, without running out of time, it deflates everyone. We’ll wait to find out what it is and hope for the best,” remarked Licht during his comments.
Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk noted that Tampa Bay could contact former Cleveland Browns starter and current free agent JC Tretter to replace Jensen, if needed. Jensen put pen to paper on a three-year, $39 million extension with the Buccaneers last March.