Clemson Tigers head football coach Dabo Swinney says cornerback Martin Jenkins will require surgery for a "sports hernia-like" issue and could potentially miss the season, according to Travis Sawchik, Clemson beat writer for the Charleston Post & Courier:
Dabo said CB Martin Jenkins probably needs surgery - sports hernia like issue- and he will likely miss the season— Travis Sawchik (@travis_sawchik) August 23, 2012
Jenkins, a junior, could receive a medical redshirt and therefore retain a year of eligibility.
He is the most experienced of Clemson's cornerbacks, with 25 games under his belt. Last season, Jenkins played in all 14 of the Tigers' games and made three starts, finishing the season with 36 tackles.
The Tigers open the season against the Auburn Tigers on Sept. 1 at the Georgia Dome.
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