Buccaneers Center Ryan Jensen on his unconventional recovery path following multiple knee ligament tears and his decision to opt for stem cell treatments derived from donated umbilical cords instead of undergoing traditional surgery.
Buccaneers Center Ryan Jensen Unconventional Recovery Journey
Sports Illustrated – Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen, has chosen an unconventional path to recovery following multiple knee ligament tears in 2022. With his return to the NFL postponed until 2024, Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen’s decision has raised eyebrows and sparked discussions within the sports community. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Jensen opted to forgo traditional reconstructive surgery in favor of a series of stem cell treatments.
Rather than undergoing surgery, Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen’s unique approach involves stem cell treatments derived from donated umbilical cords of babies born via cesarean section in Antigua.
This innovative method not only facilitated Jensen’s recovery but also remarkably enabled him to make a comeback for Tampa Bay’s wild-card round last postseason, defying expectations.
Navigating Discomfort with Determination and Modern Medicine
According to ABC 27, despite facing a setback with his placement on the injured reserve list, Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen didn’t lose his positive outlook. He spoke up about his recovery as the 2023 training camp began, mentioning that he felt good initially but opted not to practice due to discomfort.
Jensen dismissed the idea of a setback, stating, “I don’t think there was ever a setback.” He explained that he felt good at the start of camp, but the alternating practice plan led to increasing soreness and pain in his knee’s lateral compartment.
While his return date remains uncertain, Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen expressed confidence in modern medical advancements and his determination to come back stronger when the time is right.