"The MCL -- Medial Collateral Ligament -- injury healed nicely, but there still remained concern. Therefore, Jenkins underwent successful surgery, Tuesday, July 5, by Dr. Bal at Ruby Hospital, to tighten the medial [big toe side] patellar retinaculum to help better track the patella for its normal function."
Kerns went on to say Jenkins would be in a brace for six weeks, then would begin a slow and steady process of rebuilding strength in the knee.
"At the appropriate time, he will begin the back-to-run/play-progression, which all totaled will be 6 months from surgery until fully healed and strong enough to play [football].
Kerns expects Jenkins to be able to participate fully in WVU's winter workouts during the next offseason and in the 2012 spring practice period.
A Parkersburg native, Jenkins is expected to qualify for a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA and will be able to return for his senior season in 2012.