September 14, 2010 by staff
All pro-NT Kris Jenkins, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, suffered a torn ACL in last night’s game.
ESPN NY Rich Cimini provided the news:
Jenkins was an MRI exam Tuesday morning, confirming the split. The anterior knee injury that also involved the ACL. It was repaired with a graft in October by a hamstring. He made a strong recovery, fell more than 30 pounds and reported to training camp in excellent shape at 359 pounds.
Jenkins has favored his knee in training camp and the preseason, and many questioned his durability this season. No one will question your work ethic or integrity, is a leading apparel and the glue that holds together against the Jets on the defensive. Now, they have to do without it, and a leader must emerge. NT Sione Pouha was solid fill for him last year, and he will have to remain as the Jets continue their season. DE Sean Ellis will have to provide veteran leadership Jenks Big time.
The veteran of 31 years of age, injured the same knee that had reconstructive surgery last season. If you recall, at one point in the offseason, he was not sure if he would return this year. After recent events, as sad as it is it may be time for him to hang up the heels. He had an excellent race, and made a name for himself in the NFL. A talented player with an electrifying personality, no doubt made its presence felt in this league.
We’ll miss you, Big Jenks. No one worked the diet cookie, and he …
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