Big Relief For Tom Brady & The Bucs on Offensive Front After Weeks Of Bad News & Injury Ridden Center Position

Published 08/24/2022, 6:00 AM EDT

Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen is an integral part of their team’s line-up. The 31-year-old American has been successful in adding more depth to the squad, with his impressive outings. 

However, injury played spoilsport and, as a result, Jensen’s chances of competing in this season were slim. However, the Super Bowl Champion is likely to recover faster than expected, but not before the playoffs. This development comes as a respite for the Buccaneers side who will face the challenge of forming a young team, revolving around the experienced QB Tom Brady. 

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Ryan Jensen’s Injury updates

Jensen is likely to recover from his left knee injury in five to six weeks. If that happens, he could return to action this season during the playoff stage. The chances of his participation in the league stage are out of the question. The 6’4 player doesn’t need surgery, which is why he can return faster.

Jensen’s recovery is a major need for the Buccaneers side as they already have injury concerns in Aaron Stinnie and Tristan Wirfs, the two other key players in offensive positions. Earlier, Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles had stated that Jensen may not recover soon from injury. He added the team will have to set up a new strategy to play in his absence.

A vital cog for Tom Brady and the Bucs

A passionate performer, Jensen joined Buccaneers in the 2018 season for a four-year, $42 million contract. He played a significant role in the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LV victory in February 2021. Due to his consistent performance, he achieved a major feat in 2021 when he has named to the National Football Conference 2021 Pro Roster. As a result, Buccaneers extended him a three-year $39 million contract in 2022.

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Jensen was to play a crucial role in the offensive to carry his team forward in this NFL campaign, starting on September 11. However, he suffered a severe knee injury during the Buccaneers’ training camp and had to be carted off the field. This setback raised fresh concerns about his availability for the entire season.

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At one point, the team thought Jensen might miss the entire season because of the severity of his injury. However, he is recovering fast and this could mean that the Buccaneers can pin hopes on his availability when his services matter the most. 

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Jensen is one shy of making 100 NFL appearances. The seasoned campaigner would be keen on returning to the field at the earliest likely date. 

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Nidheesh Kumar

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An avid lover of sports, Nidheesh is a loyal fan of sports writing and conversations revolving around sports. He enjoys watching the game in a noisy ambiance with close friends and has a special liking for player interviews. He completed his Masters in Communication from the University of Hyderabad and was a sports journalist with Telangana Today daily.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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