The Redskins have made no secrets about their excitement for rookie defensive end Jarvis Jenkins since they made him their second-round draft pick in April. Before his injury, he was on track for major P.T. (playing time) in this year’s defense.
Now he’s on track for a different kind of P.T.: physical therapy. And he’s approached it with the same intensity.
Despite having a clean tear of his ACL in August, he said that he’s already gotten back on the elliptical and treadmill, working his way up to a decent jog. Not only is he staying in shape, but he’s also working hard to keep his weight down to aid in the rehab process.
“My knee feels good, man, I just wanna play,” he said with his same old smile. ”I gotta play, but I appreciate [the team] not rushing it.”
As a lineman, Jenkins has seen some impact injuries before. This is the first injury that has put him on the shelf for any amount of time.
“I’ve been through some bad injuries before, where you just tape it up and go,” he recalled. ”I had a sprained MCL once and came back the next week. Sprained ankle? Tape it up and go. Fractured wrist? Tape it up and go. But obviously, I gotta worry about the career now.” Read more »
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