Jalen Green Injured: Nation’s Sack Leader, JMU Defender to Miss the Rest of the Season

    James Madison star defender Jalen Green -- the nation's leader in sacks and TFLs -- will miss the final three weeks of the season.

    In the middle of a historic season, James Madison Dukes defender Jalen Green suffered a heartbreaking injury in Week 10. While the status of the injury wasn’t known immediately following the game against Georgia State, head coach Curt Cignetti announced the fateful news on Monday that Green would miss the rest of the season.

    Jalen Green to Miss the Rest of the Season

    Cignetti announced through the James Madison information department that Green, a senior defensive end, will miss the rest of the season after sustaining an injury in Week 10.

    A career year had been transpiring for Green and he was named the College Football Network Midseason Defensive Lineman of the Year.

    With 15.5 sacks at the time of his injury, Green is still 3.5 sacks clear of second-best in the country as he leads the nation in both sacks and tackles for loss with three weeks of the regular season left.

    Green set Sun Belt and JMU single-season records for sacks this season already and set the JMU record with five sacks in a single game. His five sacks against Marshall also tied the Sun Belt record for sacks in one game.

    His 21.0 tackles for loss lead the country, and Green also recorded a pick-six, pass breakup, and two forced fumbles.

    Green’s presence led the JMU defense to historic heights through the first nine games of the season for the Dukes, and his loss will certainly be missed.

    The Dukes will rely now on their talented rotation of edge rushers up front including Mikail Kamara, Jamree Kromah, James Carpenter, and a host of others who now have huge shoes to fill.

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