The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and fans are holding their collective breath after a key member of the offensive line went down in practice Thursday.
Center Ryan Jensen, known as one of the toughest players on the Bucs team, went down on the second full day of practice, ESPN reported. He appeared to injure his left knee and had to be carted off the practice field.
Bucs center Ryan Jensen just went down. A golf cart came out to get him and all teammates huddled around him. He’s heading to the training room.— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) July 28, 2022
Neither coach Todd Bowles nor general manager Jason Licht would speculate on the severity of the injury.
“It’s unfortunate right now because there was nothing fancy going on in there,” Bowles said. “We’ve got to look at the tape and see what happened. It didn’t look like anything.”
Licht said it could be a few days before the Buccaneers learn how long Jensen might be sidelined.
“Right now, we feel terrible for Jensen. Don’t have any update on that. We won’t for some time,” Licht said. “We have some tests you have to wait a couple of days before you can get them. You have to wait for swelling and things like that to go down.”
Last season, Jensen said he suffered a torn hip flexor during the regular season and kept playing through the injury. He signed a 3-yaer, $39 million contract with the Bucs in the offseason once Tom Brady announced his return to Tampa.
This story will be updated with the latest information on Jensen once it becomes available.