Late Wednesday afternoon and after the Canes’ first practice scrimmage of the fall, junior safety Rayshawn Jenkins took to social media to announce that he would be sitting out the year due to an injury. He posted the following message:
“Will not be playing this season but I wish my boys the best. I would do anything to be out there with them but everything happens for a reason.#CaneGang#MinorSetBackMajorComeBack”
Thursday morning at Canes camp, local reporters got some more information as to what happened to Jenkins. Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald had this to say:
Denzel, Armbrister collided with Rayshawn Jenkins in scrimmage Wednesday in pass coverage. That’s how Jenkins was hurt #UM
— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) August 14, 2014
He then corrected himself, because Jenkins did not participate in Wednesday’s scrimmage, according to Miami.
Jenkins is a big loss for the depth of the Miami secondary, but the Canes should have more options to help fill the void than they’ve had in past years. The decision to move Dallas Crawford — who had a fantastic first scrimmage — to safety is proving to be huge, especially after losing Jenkins.
We’re still waiting to hear from Al Golden as he won’t meet with the media until Thursday afternoon. We’ll keep you updated with any new updates surrounding this news.