Ryan Jensen injury Continued swelling in Buccaneers centers knee delaying final diagnosis Todd Bowles says Full-time JobJun 21st, 2023 at 08:19 Marketing & Communication Hastings 59 views
Pro Bowl center was carted off Dennis Smith Jr. Jersey the field during a July 28 training camp practice with a knee injury. Jensen is still undergoing tests to determine the severity of the injury, but initially reported that the fear is that he has suffered a season-ending injury.Weeks after the injury, the team is still unsure how severe it is, due to swelling of the area.On Sunday, head coach Todd Bowles said, "The swelling hasn't gone down and they're not exactly sure on the timing. He may or may not come back, if at all. They said in the next week we should know something by this week.Bowles explained why he did not give much information on Jensen's status, saying, "Because we didn't have an answer, I didn't give a comment. I wasn't trying to be mean or Bobby Portis Jersey anything. They just told me to wait until the swelling goes down because it could go one of two ways and we are just waiting for it." Bowles told reporters days after the injury that he does know his center will mi s several months, but apart from that, nothing has been decided yet."I don't know the severity of it per se, but I do know he will mi s some significant time, up to a couple of months," Bowles said . "Whether he'll be back later in the season, November or December, that depends on what they find in the knee, but he won't be available anytime soon."CBS Sports' Pete Prisco reported that Jensen threw his helmet in frustration after he went down. Ryan Jensen just DeAndre Jordan Jersey went down for Bucs and being carted off. He threw his helmet, which is not a good sign. Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) If the injury does end up being as serious as it's reportedly feared and Jensen mi ses time, it will be a major lo s for quarterback offense. As for a replacement, 2021 third round pick Robert Hainsey would be the in-house option.The 31-year- Omari Spellman Jersey old signed a three-year, $39 million contract extension with the Buccaneers this offseason. He has been with the Bucs since 2018 and in the 2020 season helped lead them to a Super Bowl victory in their home stadium. He made his first Pro Bowl in 2021, allowing just two sacks throughout the regular season and helping the Bucs reach the playoffs, where they were knocked off by the eventual Super Bowl champion .Tampa Bay is the front-runner in the NFC (+750, according to Caesars Sportsbook) to challenge for another Super Bowl title thanks in part to the return of Brady, following his very short 40-day retirement from the NFL. SportsLine's Stephen Oh projects that if Jensen were to mi s the season, it would drop Tampa Bay's Super Bowl aspirations from 11. RJ Barrett Jersey 8% to 8.7%.
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