A key member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense went down with what's believed to be a "serious" injury during Thursday's practice.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, center Ryan Jensen is "feared" to have suffered a significant knee injury today. And although reports aren't yet confirmed, this doesn't look too promising.
Jensen is a leader for the Buccaneers' offensive line and has a close working relationship with quarterback Tom Brady.
If Jensen's out for a significant portion of the 2022 season, the Bucs could be in some trouble.
"#Bucs C Pro Bowl C Ryan Jensen, who was carted off during practice, is feared to have suffered a serious knee injury, per me and @MikeGarafolo. Tom Brady’s enforcer is still working through the tests and the hope is to know definitively in the next few days," said Rapoport.
As pointed out by NFL insider Field Yates, the Buccaneers are now in danger of having to replace their entire starting interior of the offensive line.
That's a significant development out in Tampa Bay. We're all well aware of how Brady thrives in a clean pocket.
The Buccaneers should know more about the severity of Jensen's knee injury in the coming days after he undergoes a series of tests.
Let's hope it's not as serious an injury as previously believed.