Miami will be without one of its key defensive contributors of the 2013 season in the defensive backfield. Safety Rayshawn Jenkins is scheduled for back surgery on Monday, and the rehab time will cost Jenkins the entire football season.
Jenkins started in 12 games for Miami last season, recording three interceptions and 46 tackles. News of an injury was first broken by Jenkins on Wednesday on his Facebook page. In a status update, Jenkins announced he will not be playing this season. The injury to his back that triggered the need for surgery reportedly was suffered during weight lifting exercises. Jenkins attempted to continue practicing through pain earlier in the week but eventually needed to receive medical treatment.
The Miami Herald suggests Jenkins will have to spend the next six months in rehab following surgery on Monday, which means the 2014 season is out of the question, but a return for the spring seems to be in the cards.
Tough he started 12 games for Miami in 2014, Jenkins was most recently listed behind Dallas Crawford on Miami’s depth chart.