Army second-leading tackler suffers serious head injury

It seems like just because you attend a military academy doesn’t mean you are always the most disciplined of athletes. That is no more apparent than with Army football player and cadet Josh Jenkins.

According to College Football Talk, Jenkins got into a fight with a teammate and suffered a serious head injury because of it. The fight apparently happened over the Fourth of July weekend and he was transferred to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

No details of the fight or Jenkins’s injury have surfaced at this time but it was stated by The Herald-Record that his injuries were so severe that “it is unclear if Jenkins… will play football again.” Jenkins’s teammate Seth Combs is reportedly the person he got into an altercation with.

If Jenkins can not play this season, it will be a huge blow to the Black Knights. In Chris Hatch’s first season with the team, Jenkins was second on the team in tackles with sixty-three, recorded four interceptions and eight pass breakups, and blocked two kicks on the special teams. All three of those stats led the team in 2014.

The Black Knights kick off the 2015 season at home against Fordham on Friday, September 4.

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