Back on August 10, New York Jets rookie cornerback Dexter McDougle suffered a torn ACL while during a practice in the team's training camp, an injury that would require surgery and end his season, which is now has.
On Wednesday night, the Jets officially ended McDougle's season when they placed him on injured reserce, the rookie corner had surgery on the ACL Wednesday, which he announced on Twitter and was in extremely high hopes.
Going under the knife tomorrow to repair my ACL, thank you for the support and get well wishes. Battle tested but ive been through worse! ????????— Dexter McDougle (@Blasian_Kiddd) August 19, 2014
McDougle is not only the first rookie to land on season-ending injured reserve for the Jets; Shaq Evans landed on IR the day before, but he's one of several cornerbacks to sustain injuries; Dee Milliner suffered a high ankle sprain that has him sidelined for the next month and Dimitri Patterson was battling an ankle and knee injury, but should be good to go for the team's game on Friday against the New York Giants.
McDougle had a legitimate chance to work himself into the starting lineup on defense especially with the injuries to the Jets secondary, but given the severity of the injury, McDougle's NFL career will have to wait to get started as he will now recover and rehab from the injury.
A third-round pick out of Maryland, McDougle is the third rookie of the Jets to suffer a serious injury; Evans' suffered a shoulder injury that required season-ending surgery and Jalen Saunders was involved in a car accident this past Friday.
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