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Skins' Jenkins lost for season with torn ACL

Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:30 pm
Edited on: August 26, 2011 12:31 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

It was something of a surprise when Jarvis Jenkins was drafted ahead of his Clemson teammate Da'Quan Bowers, but the Redskins' second-round pick has been a pleasant surprise at defensive end, and unlike Bowers, there were no concerns about an injured knee. That changed Thursday night when he hobbled off the field against the Ravens. According to CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter John Keim, Jenkins tore the ACL in his right knee and will be lost for the season.

It's awful news for a Redskins defense that had played well in the preseason, both against the run and the pass. Jenkins has had an impressive training camp, and appeared to pass veteran Adam Carriker on the depth chart when he started Washington's second preseason game against the Colts.

“He’s a powerful guy and he just needs more time on the grass,” defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said of Jenkins lat week, according to the Washington Post

Jenkins was injured on the Ravens' second offensive possession as he tried to make a play on ball carrier Ray Rice.

“I was doing a stunt on that side, and I seen the running back cutting back,” Jenkins told the Post. “So when he cut it back, I kind of reacted to him. I had my hands on the lineman trying to throw him. I threw him, and I tried to plant at the same time and redirect, and something just popped.”

Initially, there was optimism that Jenkins might be okay. “Hopefully it’s not too bad," he said after the game. "I’ve never really had a major injury, so I’ve just got to try to keep a positive attitude about it. And if it so happens that I’ll be out for a while, I’ve just got to stay motivated and get back as soon as I can. I’ve just got to stay positive about it.”

Unfortunately, it turns out that Jenkins will be out for a while, which complicates things for Haslett and the Redskins' defense. On the upside, it appears the Redskins could actually have a competent starting quarterback this season.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:49 am
 

Skins' Jenkins lost for season with torn ACL



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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Skins' Jenkins lost for season with torn ACL

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Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2011 10:38 am
 

Skins' Jenkins lost for season with torn ACL

There has been so many ACL and achilles tears this preseason..The shorten training season has been crazy.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: August 28, 2011 8:36 am
 

Skins' Jenkins lost for season with torn ACL

I thought this was a bad injury when it happened.  There was no contact with the leg, when he dropped to the ground grabbing his knee.  That is some tough luck.  I wish the kid the best and a speedy recovery.  On another note, you morons wishing ill on this guy fail to realize he can end up on your team one day. 



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2011 11:14 am
 

Skins' Jenkins lost for season with torn ACL

Oh please. There are so many Cowboy trolls on these boards its not even funny. Just because you are too blind or ignorant to see them doesnt mean they arent there. Just a thought.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Skins' Jenkins lost for season with torn ACL

This guys isnt an Eagles fan. Hes just some troll pretending to be one to get a rise out of you guys and have you throw insults at the real Eagles fans. Probably a Cowboys or Giants fan.

Oh because this makes you sound so much better than Fez?  How about just leaving it a "Fez is a moron" rather than insulting every Cowboy and Giants fan by insinuating that they would waste there time pretending to be an Eagles fan so they could insult Washington players and fans?  Just a thought.


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