Jim Leonhard out for the season

Posted Dec 12, 2011
Aaron Wilson

New York Jets safety Jim Leonhard is out for the season due to a torn paterllar tendon in his right knee and will be placed on injured reserve. The injury will require surgery. The Jets will start Brodney Pool in his place and the team will look to acquire depth. Jets coach Rex Ryan made the announcement today. Leonhard got hurt on an interception against the Kansas City Chiefs.

"You feel absolutely terrible for him," Ryan told reporters today. "This team means everything to Jim, and his leadership is going to be missed without question. He's one of the guys that elevates other players around him.

"He is the hardest-working guy around. This is a setback; this is not going to be the end of Jim Leonhard. I don’t think Jim Leonhard is done playing."

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