Ryan Jensen Discusses The Mystery Of His Injury

February 28th, 2023

Rehab helped by Tom Brady.

Last year a shroud of secrecy, not unlike the Cone of Silence, hovered over One Buc Palace regarding the status of Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen.

On the second day of July practice, Jensen has his knee wrecked so badly it damn near ended his career. Weirdly, Bucs coach Todd Bowles never came clean about the injury. Bowles always hid behind how the team was waiting on results.

Meanwhile, the Bucs’ medical department went over what exactly happened with Jensen mere hours after the injury, Jensen told Scott Smith of WTVT-TV Channel 13.

Jensen claimed Bowles wasn’t trying to con anyone. He didn’t exactly know the status of Jensen’s rehab because Jensen himself didn’t even know. Jensen defended Bowles in his sitdown with Smith and admitted he was frustrated there was so much misinformation out there.

“There was a lot of truth to what Todd was saying,” Jensen said. “It was a potential career-ending injury.”

Jensen admitted he and the Bucs didn’t want any info to get out. Jensen didn’t like hearing false reports, he said, and said he was frustrated because he “couldn’t correct” them.

Jensen gave special shout-outs to Tom Brady and his personal fitness guru Alex Guerrero for helping him get over the mental hump of walking, then running, then practicing football again. Jensen said Guerrero called the mental rehab “mental scar tissue.”

Brady made Jensen a smarter player, he said, saying Brady “teaches guys” to win the mental battle of football.

Playing in his only game last year against the Cowboys in the playoffs made Jensen feel like a “kid again” coming out for his NFL debut.

Today, Jensen says his knee is “relatively normal” doing “everyday” activities, but he still has to get his full strength and mobility back.

13 Responses to “Ryan Jensen Discusses The Mystery Of His Injury”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Jensen … ‘Jensen said Brady “teaches guys” to win the mental battle of football.’

    What a fantastic line. That’s leadership.

  2. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Misinformation happens when people refuse to tell the truth. There was absolutely no reason for the secrecy. It’s human nature to try to fill in the blanks.

  3. R.O. Says:

    First of all. No one has to tell anything to anyone. The Public nor the press is owed anything. The only reason Coaches and Players walk up to that lectern is because they have to. People and the press can assume and speculate all they want. Doesnt change the actual reality.

  4. D-Rok Says:

    Whilst I understand and to some degree respect the need for privacy/secrecy, discerning fans simply wanted SOME answer, SOME response. And when that answer never comes, it is easy for mistrust to seep in.

    Anyway, the Case of the Missing Diagnosis has been solved, as well as the Case of the Missing Prognosis. I have both now, so I feel complete.


    GO BUCS!!!

  5. D-Rok Says:

    Agree, DR – and that probably sums up The Brady Effect upon teams. Leadership.

  6. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    The Brady Effect is an intangible and hard to describe, I guess. Kind of like what Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart said about pornography, “I know it when I see it.”. 🙄 🤭 😇

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    Love Big Red. Too bad his head coich, leader of four consecutive losing seasons, is such a failure and let him and the team and fans down.

  8. sasquatch Says:

    Not much meat on the bone here.

  9. teacherman777 Says:

    I wanna rewatch the playoff game.

    I cant believe he went out there for Tom.

    “There is no greater LOVE when when a man gives his life for a friend.”- Jesus

    Tom Brady and Ryan Jensen.

    Celtic Kings.

    Go Bucs!

  10. Proudbucsfan Says:

    Let me speak my mind. First and foremost if it wasn’t for the fans spending hard earned money on the NFL and the teams they follow, there wouldn’t be an NFL. I believe that the fans are owed information to an extent that is not detrimental to competition. I know that it is upsetting for fans to be kept in the dark about the health of their favorite players when it has no impact on the game itself. I believe that teams hold an obligation to the people who make it possible for them to make a living playing a game that everyone loves.

  11. BucsfanFred Says:

    I’m glad to hear he’s probably going to be fine.

  12. Larrd Says:

    Like most fiery overachievers, Jensen has been overrated. I doubt he’ll be as good as Jeff Faine going forward with the mangled knee fixed with bailing wire. Lots of reaching and pushing and penalties.

    There’s Hope with Hainsey!

  13. firethecannons Says:

    sasquatch Says:
    February 28th, 2023 at 11:39 am
    Not much meat on the bone here.

    agree where is the part with the information lol! anyway we need a good draft these guys jensen and d. smith included are aged out