March 29, 2023

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Ryan Jensen: I’m proud of myself to be out there after a severe knee injury

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Pirate Center Ryan Jensen He played in Monday Night’s playoff loss to the Cowboys after missing the entire regular season with a knee injury, and afterwards said he was proud to have done so.

“It means everything,” Jensen said. “That’s why we do it, we do it for each other. And after a year where I couldn’t get out of the tunnel and be with my buddies, the situation sucked. So today was a bit of a surreal moment, and I’m proud of myself for everything, for persevering, for being out there and giving my all.” I have to try and help this team win.”

Jensen confirmed that he chose not to have the surgery despite suffering an injury that would normally require a major surgical knee reconstruction.

“It was a severe injury. A lot of people I know were at a loss as to why we didn’t have surgery,” Jensen said. “I ended up tearing my MCL, ACL, and PCL. I twisted my meniscus. I had a fracture and another little thing with bone chips. It was a major injury and I was as lucky as I could be with the way the injury happened, as I didn’t have to have an operation.” surgery and was able to recover on its own within five months. Some call it stupid, but I am a soccer player and soccer players do.”

After going through it all, Jensen made all 82 hack takes on Monday night.

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