Tampa Bay Buccaneers heart Ryan Jensen is anticipated to overlook months after struggling a left knee damage throughout follow Thursday, coach Todd Bowles instructed reporters Friday.
The Buccaneers are awaiting outcomes from an MRI earlier than figuring out how lengthy Jensen might be out.
Jensen was injured throughout a workforce interval Thursday, with the entire workforce gathering round him earlier than he was carted off the sector.
Bowles stated the Buccaneers will search for Robert Hainsey or Nick Leverett to step up whereas Jensen is out. The workforce has additionally mentioned bringing in a veteran heart, Bowles stated.
Jensen, 31, agreed to a three-year cope with the Buccaneers in March. He surrendered solely two sacks within the 2021 common season and postseason mixed and had produced a 93.1% go block win charge from the middle place — common season and playoffs mixed — the previous two years defending Tom Brady.
Jensen joined the Buccaneers as a free agent in 2018, transferring from guard to heart, along with his 4,518 snaps on the place probably the most of any offensive lineman since 2018.
The Buccaneers’ offensive line — some of the sturdy within the league with Brady — has seen plenty of turnover this 12 months, dropping proper guard Alex Cappa to the Cincinnati Bengals in free company and left guard Ali Marpet to retirement.
Initially drafted by the Baltimore Ravens within the sixth spherical of the 2013 draft, Jensen has appeared in 100 video games with 90 begins in eight seasons.
ESPN’s Jenna Laine contributed to this report.