Jets Kris Jenkins to attempt comeback

By Marc A. Greenberg

Jets nose tackle Kris Jenkins is not ready to retire just yet.Jenkins announced Thursday that he will attempt another comeback, despite sustaining a season-ending knee injury for the second straight year.

“Yes it is true,” Jenkins wrote on his Facebook page Thursday night. “I have decided to give it one more shot.”

“A couple of things, One, Yes I will wear knee braces; 2, I don’t care who disagrees; 3, I am crazy enough to pull it off!!!!!”

Jenkins tore the ACL in his surgically repaired left knee in the team’s opener against Baltimore. He had surgery to repair the latest injury last week.

The 10-year veteran tore the same ACL midway through last season. He also tore the ACL in his right knee in 2005 while with Carolina.

Jenkins said that his knee, repaired by using the patella tendon, had less damage than expected and feels stronger now than it did at the same point following the last injury.