When Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen went down Thursday with a leg injury, it was quickly assumed he would miss significant time, if not the whole 2022 season.

Sure enough, Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles confirmed that Jensen will indeed miss significant time after Friday’s practice.

“I don’t know the severity of it, per se, but I do know he’ll miss some significant time – up to a couple of months,” Bowles told reporters, via The Athletic‘s Greg Auman. “Whether he’ll be back later in the season, [such as] November or December, that depends on what they find in the knee, but he won’t be available anytime soon.”

NFL Network‘s Ian Rapoport reported earlier that the Buccaneers fear Jensen’s injury is a season-ending one. The Buccaneers are still awaiting final testing results.

Bowles also said the Buccaneers have had internal discussion regarding bringing in a veteran center for depth and competition. However, they have confidence that Robert Hainsey and Nick Leverett can provide quality reps, so the plan is to roll with them in Jensen’s stead, for now.

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