Surgery Rehab Limiting Austin Seferian-Jenkins

May 16th, 2014

austinThe Bucs’ gargantuan tight end, second-round pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins, won’t get much of a chance to flash his talent for a while.

And how long that will last is a mystery.

Speaking at One Buc Palace this afternoon to Joe and the pen and mic club, Seferian-Jenkins explained that he had offseason surgery for a fractured foot. There is no timetable for his return, the eloquent Seferian-Jenkins repeated several times for multiple queries.

Joe always gets scared when he hears about big guys and broken feet and basketball players. Seferian-Jenkins stands about 6-6, 275 pounds. Joe’s got to get visions of Bill Walton and Carl Nicks out of his head. Surely, the Bucs’ team of doctors know what they’re doing.

Seferian-Jenkins was quick to acknowledge Mike Evans’ impressive grab that had everyone at practice buzzing. And he explained that he’s enjoying getting acclimated to the Bucs after not knowing what to expect. The rookie TE said he hasn’t spent any time yet with the Bucs’ corps of veteran tight ends.

(Joe will have more from Seferian-Jenkins through the weekend.)

17 Responses to “Surgery Rehab Limiting Austin Seferian-Jenkins”

  1. Nick H Says:

    I’m definitely with you on the injured foot thing. My first thought was “Greeeeaaaaatt.”

    Please not another IR all star

  2. RastaMon Says:

    Hope this is not part of the Rob Gronkowski comparisons….

  3. Kevin Says:

    Scary yes, but Tim wright will do just fine out there. Let’s not forget about him. He made a name for himself and deserves the credit. This guy should take all the time he needs. Get healthy don’t rush it, Schiano’s not here anymore

  4. Willy the Purple Helmeted Warror Says:

    A little more time healing means lot’s more playing time. Sounds that’s the plan the coaches are planning on.

  5. Mitch Says:


  6. pablo Says:

    Starting to feel like this is the second coming of Arrelious Benn

  7. dee Says:

    Here we go again.

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    No worries, time to get in the gym and work on his core, and upper body. Get in the film room with Jon Embree, Dave Moore & Anthony Becht (whoever). He’s young-foot will be fine.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Dom knows knees…..Jason knows feet….not to worry!!!

  10. TrueBlue Says:

    A broken foot? If the coaching staff knew this before they drafted him, what were they thinking? If the coaching staff didn’t know this before they drafted him, what were they doing?

    When was this surgery? How serious is it really? He’s a rookie, will he be able to participate in the off season training and actually be of use to the team this season? Will he return 100 per cent? If so when? Who signed off on this pick? What did they know, and when did they know it? When will the madness stop?

    Whew. Okay, nothing like a good rant to put things in perspective. Hope this turns out well.

  11. theoretical Says:

    Multiple reports of him running in the 4.5’s *after* surgery and that he was doing field work today including hitting sleds. No reason to panic and every reason to keep him limited this early to avoid re-injuring the foot by rushing him. If he’s significantly limited in training camp, then you can start wailing and gnashing your teeth.

  12. MR.T Says:

    I’m sure this was well known before they drafted him. They certainly must feel he will recover just fine and be the play maker they envision him to be.

  13. BamBamBuc Says:

    He played with this injury last year, which limited him and is part of the reason why he dropped from a 1st round prospect to a 2nd round pick. So many people saw his numbers drop last year, but didn’t know about the foot fracture (not break), and immediately thought he wasn’t worth the pick. NFL teams knew and still valued him highly. The 4.5 he ran is not his best, that was still in recovery. Dude is a beast and could be a bigger impact than Evans in the long run so long as the foot heals properly. Hoping the staff sees to it that he rehabs fully before getting thrown in the fray.

  14. Chef Paul Says:

    I’m not going to freak out
    I’m not going to freak out
    I’m not going to freak out
    breathe in……….breathe out.

    Reading this gave me a “sky is falling” kind of feeling.

  15. 1bucfan88 Says:

    We don’t need him right away, fortunately, because we have *gasp* depth at the position. I know everyone automatically expects this kid to start, but I wouldn’t at all be surprised now to see them take it slow with him. Wright and Myers can hold it down. Kid needs to take his time, get healthy and get in shape because it’s a long, long season.

  16. Buchead407 Says:

    I liked the pick But a guy who’s already injured before his rookie year is not a good sign For example bowers and Bradford. I apologize but I have had to much to drink and can’t think of any others

  17. Clayton Says:

    @BamBam A fracture and a break are the same thing.

    Obviously running a 4.5 post surgery is encouraging, Jenkins was self-proclaiming himself as a good blocker as well. We all wanna see this guy go up and grab red zone TD’s but can he plant to block? If he cannot, he removes himself from any block and release type of plays. Let’s just hope over time he comes out OK.