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Panthers Pro Bowl DT Jenkins has torn ACL

Updated: September 12, 2005, 4:16 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kris Jenkins was poised to regain his status as the best defensive tackle in the NFL this season. Instead, the cog of the Carolina Panthers' line will miss his second straight year due to injury.

Jenkins, a 2003 All-Pro, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Carolina's loss to the New Orleans Saints. Although he was injured in the first quarter, he said Monday he didn't realize the severity and briefly returned to the field in the third quarter ...

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