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Jets Lose Kris Jenkins for the Season: Is Torn ACL Career Threatening?

Published by on October 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The pain is all too familiar for New York Jets All-Pro nose tackle Kris Jenkins.

A 6'4", 360-pound defender by trade, but persistent competitor at heart will be forced to the sideline for the rest of 2009 with a devastating, season-ending knee injury.

The torn anterior cruciate ligament was confirmed by Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News, ending speculation and sprinkling salt on the Jets' wounds after a crushing 16-13 divisional loss to Buffalo.

It was the second quarter when Jenkins stopped Bills running back Fred Jackson. Jenkins remained on the turf as the congestion around him cleared, grimacing as trainers examined him before hobbling gingerly off the field with hel...

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