Buccaneers’ Ryan Jensen feared he had a serious knee injury after being carried to practice, report says

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen was ejected from the field during Thursday’s training camp practice. Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles revealed during his press conference that Jensen suffered a knee injury, but did not go into details. Jensen is still undergoing tests to determine the severity of the injury, but the NFL Network reports that the fear is that he has a significant injury. Meanwhile, a source said ESPN that “it’s not going well”.

Bowles didn’t have much information about the injury. “All I know at the moment is that he fell with one knee” before adding that once they know the severity of the injury they will “take it from there”.

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco reported that Jensen threw away his helmet in frustration after he fell.

If the injury ends up being as bad as feared and Jensen runs out of time, it will be a major loss for quarterback Tom Brady’s offense.

The 31-year-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 he helped them win the Super Bowl at their 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 eliminated by eventual Super Bowl champion Rams.

Tampa Bay is the NFC favorite (+750, according to Caesars Sportsbook) to challenge for another Super Bowl title thanks in part to Brady’s return, after his very short 40-day retirement from the NFL.

SportsLine’s Stephen Oh predicts that if Jensen were to miss the season, it would drop Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl aspirations from 11.8% to 8.7%.

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