Ryan Jensen Details His Injury

January 17th, 2023

Bucs Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen led an acronym festival last night at his locker in the somber Buccaneers locker room.

Finally, explained what happened to his knee when he crumbled to the ground in late July.

ACL, PCL, MCL? All torn, Jensen said, plus he messed up his kneecap and had a bone break.

Jensen explained it was a partial tear of his ACL “about halfway through.”

Every doctor but one told him he needed surgery, Jensen said, so he went with the guy who said, “give me eight weeks.” Healing went well in those eight weeks so Jensen grinded ahead.

Joe asked Jensen if he expects to need surgery after the season and while Jensen said he wasn’t sure, he also said he expects not to.

Amazing stuff! Jensen credited Tom Brady for helping and supporting him through the healing process. And Jensen added that there was no way he was coming off the field against Dallas.

It wasn’t perfect for Jensen, but it was damn good. His return next season healthy will be a welcome sight.

16 Responses to “Ryan Jensen Details His Injury”

  1. lambchop Says:

    So, it was just the partial ACL tear or all of the above? Little confusing. It would be damn near impossible to come back from all of them being torn.

  2. sasquatch Says:

    This explanation is about what I expected based on the team’s lack of comment.

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    “His return next season healthy will be a welcome sight.”

    When the team is 3-14 with Trask at QB, he’ll be wishing he got the surgery and sat out the year and just collected a check.

  4. J Dubb Says:

    He would be a welcome sight next year, but if we are in such salary cap hell, I would think he would be one of the casualties. Age and salary are not In his favour and now that Hainsey has a year under his belt, they may just go with him.

  5. Max Says:

    Seeing him shove Parsons out of the huddle was my favorite moment of this dismal game. Hope he recovers 100% for next season.

  6. steele Says:

    His return to action was the only positive from this fiasco. Kudos to Jensen.

    Too bad he couldn’t singlehandedly make an impact. The entire rest of the team faceplanted.

  7. Bosch Says:

    Did you see Brady smiling as he came off the field? He is moving on. And he should be. The Bucs need to rebuild so now is the time.

  8. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Did Brady give him some magic potion? I have no idea how he played with all those torn ligaments. He should’ve gotten surgery. If he had surgery now, he would be out for at least a chunk of next season.

  9. matthew veal Says:

    You gotta take a step back and appreciate this warrior.

    Salary cap isn’t tge big deal the newspaper says

  10. DungyDance Says:

    So what was the point of all the secrecy? Torn ligaments, IR, out for the (regular) season. What am I missing?

  11. VATom Says:

    They must fill these dudes up with a cocktail of human growth hormone and other black magic. His ACL, PCL, MCL, knee cap and a broken bone and the dude is practicing football in 8 weeks and PLAYING and puliing in 14? Unbelievable. Hope theyre using this stuff to prepare treatment for regular people. Thats amazing. Imagine Gma on a stunt behind her walker just 10 weeks after a bad fall in the shower…unbelievable.

  12. Billy Says:

    Seeing Jensen on walk onto the field was the only highlight of last night’s game.

  13. FrankFooter Says:

    What? Every sports guru says the bucs will lose to dallas but 1. and you listen to the 1 guy? Not too smart.

  14. Jeff Says:

    It’s David Carr or bust for the Yucs!

  15. D-Rok Says:

    Jensen’s knee, and him playing, is a minor medical miracle. Holy cow.

  16. nick houllis Says:

    Wehen I saw Jensen take the field I thought for sure wed win that game. it’s time to upgrade Left Tackle, left guard, QB and Edge rusher. Give Shaq another shaq on the other side. are there any more Bosas on the menu?