Torn ACL sidelines Redskins' second-round pick

Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins, the second-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins, is expected to miss the entire season as he will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL.

Jenkins was injured Thursday night on the second defensive series of the game, and had to be helped off the field. Jenkins was told his ACL “felt loose” after the game by the club, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. He revealed the bad news earlier today.

The 41st overall pick from Clemson, Jenkins had a clean medical history. But the report states both his father and uncle had promising football careers cut short in high school with torn ACL’s. Hopefully, Jenkins bounces back in 2012.

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