Redskins lose a vital member of the defensive line

The 2nd Rounder Jarvis Jenkins tweeted this morning:

RT @Jarvis99jenkins Redskin fans thanks for the support I love you all.unfortunately it is a ACL tear.

Watching the play where Jenkins went down awkwardly and painfully you knew it was bad.  You knew it was bad seeing him lay in pain, clutching his knee.  The Washington Post adds:

The second-round pick out of Clemson had been among the most impressive rookies this preseason and was expected to be a key contributor on the Redskins’ revamped defensive line. He started his second preseason game Thursday night but didn’t last long.

On the Ravens’ second offensive possession, Baltimore running back Ray Rice took a handoff and headed Jenkins’ way. Rice cut back, though, and Jenkins said he felt a pop in his right knee as he tried to plant his foot and change directions.

Following the game, Jenkins was on crutches but remained hopeful

“I’m gonna work harder than I’ve ever worked to get back I love this game too much,” he wrote in a second tweet Friday morning.

The young defensive end was opening eyes at training camp, and his play so far in the preseason was full of potential and promise.  Due to starter Adam Carriker resting due to a minor injury, Jenkins had gotten a chance to start the last two games.

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