Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Saint Peter's Jenkins Suffers Knee Inury

There doesn't appear to be good news coming out of the Saint Peter's men's basketball program these days.

According to Jersey Journal's on-line sports blog sources at Saint Peter's have confirmed that standout senior guard Wesley Jenkins has suffered a serious knee injury.

The unnamed sources indicate that Jenkins suffered damage to his ACL in a recent on-campus pick-up game, although the injury does not appear to be as serious as originally feared.

According to the report Jenkins does not need surgery, but still might sit out the upcoming season, although no decision has been made about whether the guard will take a medical redshirt this year.

Jenkins, one of the league's best perimeter shooters, averaged 13.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last season and was expected to be a key figure in the Peacocks' hopes to contend for a regular-seaso conference title during the upcoming season.

Instead, his absence not only will mean the team loses arguably its best player but will likely have depth issues off its bench as well.

Saint Peter's coach John Dunne did not return a call for comment on Wednesday night.

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