The Jets not only lost a game on Monday night, but lost a big part of their hard nosed D, as it’s being reports that defensive tackle Kris Jenkins will miss the rest of the 2010 season after tearing his ACL.
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reported on his Twitter the news about the ACL tear, and that Jenkins will have to undergo surgery to repair the injury which usually takes about 8-12 months to fully heal.
The injury was to the same knee that Jenkins has already has had surgically repaired once already, that being his left knee. The team had an MRI for Jenkins, which confirmed the ACL tear.
Jenkins underwent reconstructive surgery on the same knee in October, was looking to have a big season for the Jets. He had lost more than 30 pounds, reporting to camp in the best shape of his career. The injury took place on the Jets’ sixth defensive play, a run by the Ravens Willis McGahee.