This comes after a knee injury sustained during their dominant 42-14 win against Georgia State over the weekend.
Jalen Green, the star defensive end for James Madison and current national leader in both sacks and tackles for loss, will sit out the rest of the season for the No. 21 Dukes
Coach Curt Cignetti revealed on Monday that the incident occurred while Jalen Green was pressuring the quarterback from the left side. When the quarterback evaded the rush, Jalen Green attempted to change direction, resulting in his knee buckling.
Cignetti confirmed that Jalen Green will undergo surgery, but did not provide further details on the procedure. Jalen Green’s exceptional performance in the first nine games of the season included an impressive 15 1/2 sacks and 21 tackles for loss. Cignetti acknowledged the silver lining in the unfortunate situation, noting that Jalen Green’s outstanding play had garnered significant attention from NFL scouts, aligning with Green’s aspiration to play in the league.
Jalen Green also showcased his versatility
Jalen Green also showcased his versatility with a 24-yard interception return for a touchdown and two forced fumbles. Despite this setback, James Madison, boasting an impressive 9-0 record, will face off against UConn at home this Saturday. The Dukes will look to continue their successful run in Jalen Green’s absence.