An MRI exam revealed that Redskins rookie DL Jarvis Jenkins has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, according to a league source.
Jenkins is bracing for surgery next week and expects to miss his entire rookie season based off the initial reading of the MRI. More information is being gathered as to the location and severity of the tear, but the team and the player do not anticipate him playing this year.
Jenkins, the team’s second-round draft pick out of Clemson, was having a strong camp. He suffered the injury Thursday night against the Ravens.
This has been a difficult preseason for second-round picks, with Jenkins likely becoming the third player to be sidelined for the season with a serious injury. Cardinals RB Ryan Williams is out for the year with a torn patella tendon in his knee, and Lions RB Mikel Leshoure was shelved by a torn Achilles’ tendon.