Ryan Jensen was placed on the injured list with a knee injury that will likely end his season and career. Photo Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports Jan 23, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen (66) warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Rams during a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Jensen, the center on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl LV winning team, has likely played his last NFL game.

After a Pro Bowl season in 2021, Jensen missed the entirety of Tampa’s 2022 regular season with a knee injury. He did return for the Buccaneers lone playoff game, a loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Wild Card Weekend.

But on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Jensen is returning to the injured list with an injury severe enough that he’s not expected to play again.

“The #Bucs will place C Ryan Jensen on season-ending Injury Reserve thanks to the complications from the knee injury that robbed him of nearly all of last season, GM Jason Licht announced. The injury is so significant that Jensen likely had played his last down in the NFL.”

The NFL world lamented the unfortunate injury update.

Jensen was selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. He became the full-time center in 2017. The following year, he signed with the Buccaneers.

Injuries were not a significant issue for Jensen before the 2022 season. From 2017-2021, he didn’t miss a single game. That included all four of Tampa’s postseason games en route to winning Super Bowl LV and both of the Buccaneers playoff games the following year.

[Ian Rapoport]

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