Florida State confirmed late Monday night that senior defensive end Brandon Jenkins will miss the rest of the 2012 season after suffering an injury to his left foot in FSU's win over Murray State.
“After receiving information late in the afternoon following an MRI and a weight bearing X-Ray and also awaiting to talk to Brandon Jenkins and his mother, it was determined that Brandon will miss the 2012 season with a Lisfranc injury,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said.
“Brandon is not only a tremendous player, but a great person, teammate and leader that we will miss. I know he’ll bounce back and recover to continue a great career.”
Fisher said during his Monday press conference that Jenkins' X-rays were negative and that FSU hoped that he would only have suffered a broken foot.
Jenkins, an All-America candidate, has not redshirted during his career and could potentially receiver a medical hardship waiver and receive a fifth year of eligibility.
According to sportsmd.com, a Lisfranc injury "refers to a rare injury to a joint in the center region (commonly known as the midfoot) of the foot. Although a lesser known injury, an injury in this region of the foot can be highly debilitating for an athlete who depends on their lower extremities for so much of their athletic performance."
Other football players to have suffered from this injury include Matt Schaub, Dwight Freeney and Larry Johnson.
A two-time All-ACC defensive end, Jenkins had one sack in Saturday's season-opening win over Murray State before leaving with what was called a "lower left leg injury" at the time. He walked to the locker room on his own power and did not return to the game.
Jenkins, a graduate of Tallahassee's Florida High, compiled 21 1/2 sacks over the past two seasons, and entered his senior year on the watch lists for the Nagurski and Bednarik Awards and the Lott Impact Trophy, all presented to the nation's top defensive player.