Last night, Redskins second round draft pick Jarvis Jenkins suffered what looked to be a serious knee injury against the Baltimore Ravens. While Jenkins was optimistic that the injury wouldn't be too serious, he also mentioned how he heard something pop in his knee, which is never a good sign.
And after undergoing an MRI this morning, it appears the worst news has come. Jenkins announced on his twitter account that he indeed has an ACL tear, likely ending his season before ever playing in a regular season NFL game.
This news is devastating for a Redskins defensive line that looks to be vastly improved this season, with the addition of Jenkins, Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen. It was expected that Jenkins was going to compete for the starting left defensive end job with incumbent Adam Carriker, but that appears to be out the picture for this season.
With Carriker dealing with blisters and with his only backup now being Darrion Scott, it remains to be seen if the team will attempt to bring in another defensive lineman to provide more depth along the defensive line.