Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen was ejected from the field during training camp Thursday with a knee injury. Jensen is still undergoing tests to determine the severity of the injury, but NFL network The fear was reported to be that he sustained an injury towards the end of the season.
Buccaneers coach, Todd Bowles, told reporters Friday morning that he knows his position will be out for several months, but apart from that, nothing has been decided yet.
“I don’t know how serious it is per se, but I know he’s going to miss some important time, up to two months,” Bowles said. Via Athletic. “Whether he’ll come back later in the season, November or December, that depends on what they’ve found in the knee, but he won’t be available any time soon.”
CBS Sports’ Pete Briscoe reports that Jensen threw his helmet in frustration after falling.
If the injury ultimately turns out to be as serious as it is feared and Jensen wastes time, it would be a huge loss to foul midfielder Tom Brady. As for the substitution, Robert Heinse’s 2021 third-round pick will be the in-house option.
The 31-year-old has signed a three-year, $39 million contract extension with the Buccaneers this off-season. He’s been with the Bucs since 2018 and in the 2020 season helped them win the Super Bowl in their home stadium. He made his first Pro Bowl in 2021, which allowed him to have only two sacks throughout the regular season and helped the Bucs reach the playoffs, where they were knocked out by the eventual Super Bowl champion. rams.
Tampa Bay is the favorite in the NFC (+750, according to Caesars Sportsbook) to contend for another Super Bowl thanks to Brady’s return, after his very brief 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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