Ryan Jensen was carried off the field with a left knee injury during Thursday’s practice for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quarterback Tom Brady will be without one of his essential protectors.
Brady acknowledged that the squad is suffering without Jensen, despite his confidence in second-year center Robert Hainsey.
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Brady stated of Hainsey, “He’s worked incredibly hard.” “Everyone is obviously devastated by what happened to Ryan, so it will take some time. But [Hainsey] must accept the position and perform admirably.”
Todd Bowles, the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, told the media last week that Jensen is anticipated to miss “months” due to an undisclosed ailment. On Monday, the 10-year veteran will undergo more testing to establish a recovery schedule.
Hainsey was selected in the third round out of Notre Dame last year and played in nine games as a rookie. Jensen, who was chosen for the Pro Bowl in 2021, will be hard to replace, but Brady is confident that Hainsey can succeed.
“He put a lot of effort into his work last year and really earned people’s trust. He must work to earn it “said Brady.