The Tampa Bay Buccaneers started their seventh OTA Tuesday ahead of the 2023 NFL season. As reported by Fox 13’s Kevin O’Donnell, Jensen is present wearing a knee brace but not practicing.
Bucs center Ryan Jensen has arrived. He's not practicing and is wearing a knee brace on the left knee he severely injured last year. Talking with GM Jason Licht. pic.twitter.com/A4Td8DNYyp
— Kevin ODonnell Fox13🟦 (@ODonnellFox13) June 6, 2023
Jensen would miss the entire regular season but returned for the team’s playoff game. His knee injury was severe, some thought career ending. So what exactly were his injuries?
“We can’t really tell about your ACL.” Jensen was informed when the first MRI results came back. “It’s torn, but we’re not sure if it’s totally torn. Your PCL is torn., your MCL is torn all the way through. Your lateral meniscus has a bucket handle tear, and it’s flipped into the back nodule of your joint. You have a tibial head fracture and a cartilage fracture in your knee. So there are six major injuries.”
Jensen was activated January 16th ahead of the team’s playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. This after sustaining a brutal knee injury on the second day of training camp in 2022.