Jaray Jenkins is due to miss some time this upcoming football season.
Jenkins, a 3-star wide receiver and longtime LSU commitment, suffered a fractured tibia during his season opener on Saturday and is going to be sidelined for a few weeks, Jena (La.) High School football coach Jay Roark told SEC Country.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder will be able to return to the field sooner depending on how he feels.
In general, fractured tibias take between three and six months to heal. Healing time can be expedited if the injury is rehabbed properly. It all depends on the severity of the fracture.
For example, a simple fracture can be resolved by four weeks of immobility and then a gradual increase in load over the subsequent six weeks. Surgery is not required to heal this injury.
Jenkins is one of two wide receivers embedded in the Tigers’ 2018 recruiting class along with 4-star Berwick (La.) High School standout Kenan Jones. Wide receiver is a major position of need for LSU as it looks to pad its depth there for the newly installed offense.
The 3-star prospect was due for a big senior season. During the Jena High School jamboree last weekend, Jenkins saw action in the backfield and out wide. He finished the preseason outing with three catches for 118 yards, including two touchdowns. He also took one handoff 31 yards for a third touchdown.