Buccaneers Center Ryan Jensen Suffers Serious Injury In Training

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Linesman Ryan Jensen in 2019
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Linesman Ryan Jensen in 2019. Photo by Dennis Goodwin/ProSports/Shutterstock (10442966eb)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen was carted off the practice field during his team’s training session on Thursday after incurring a knee injury. This comes just weeks before the start of the new NFL season.

NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo have reported that the Buccaneers hope to have a definite diagnosis of the player’s injury within the next few days. Coach Todd Bowles has admitted that the team is still unsure of the severity of Jensen’s injury.

General manager Jason Licht expressed his grief for Jensen, who slammed down his helmet in a show of frustration after slumping to the ground due to his injury.

Jensen’s injury puts the Buccaneers’ offense in a precarious position ahead of the new season, especially due to Jensen being the only remaining starting interior lineman from the Buccanneers’ Super Bowl LV-winning squad. His experience is expected to play a crucial role in Tampa’s upcoming season.

Another reason for concern over Jensen’s injury is the Buccaneers’ squad depth, particularly with guard Ali Marpet retiring at just 28 years of age in February while guard Alex Cappa left for Cincinnati as a free agent.

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