During the team’s Friday night scrimmage at Suwanee’s North Gwinnett High field, No. 2 wide receiver Michael Jenkins suffered some sort of arm injury while hitting the deck for a deep-ish pass.
Head coach Mike Smith is being characteristically secretive about the malady, saying, “I don’t know the extent of it,” and, “we’re encouraged by what we saw on the sidelines.”
It was unclear whether the pass was slightly underthrown or Jenkins overran his route. The receiver made a good effort to come back to the ball, and was able to make contact with it briefly before hitting the ground hard. He stood up slowly, with his left arm dangling, and appeared to be concerned about either his wrist or his shoulder. I realize those are pretty much the exact opposites of possible arm injury locations, but we’re pretty sure it wasn’t his elbow.
Jenkins has become unpopular after developing a reputation as a totally average NFL wide receiver who gets the dropsies at the most inopportune moments. The pass was the second of the evening Jenkins was unable to haul in despite getting both hands on the ball. Of course, wrist/shoulder injuries tend to hamper one’s hands.