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Former Iowa star Jordan Bernstine confirms he’s out for NFL season

[ 0 ] September 10, 2012 |

Jordan Bernstine #48 of the Washington Redskins is taken off the field after suffering an injury in the game against the New Orleans Saints during the season opener at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sept.9 in New Orleans, La. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Washington Redskins defensive back Jordan Bernstine confirmed via text message today that injuries to his right knee suffered in Sunday night’s win at New Orleans have ended his rookie season.

Bernstine, who played at Des Moines Lincoln and the University of Iowa, was hurt on special teams during a fourth-quarter kickoff.

“I’m injured and out for the season,” Bernstine wrote.

Bernstine, a safety, indicated that he tore his anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments — and ruptured his patellar tendon — during the 40-32 victory.

This afternoon, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan discussed Bernstine during his weekly press conference.

“He was doing a great job for us,” Shanahan said. “He’s a great kid, he has a lot of energy – special teams and at the safety position, too.”

“But it is what it is. He’ll do a great job in rehab and come back next year.”

The last player from a Des Moines high school to play in an NFL regular-season game after being drafted was MarTay Jenkins of North.

Jenkins was a sixth-round pick in 1999 and played in parts of four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.

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