Washington Redskins kick returner Ken Jenkins had shoulder surgery yesterday at Arlington Hospital. The surgery was successful in repairing the damage, according to a team spokesman.
Jenkins, who will miss the rest of the season, was a bit groggy after surgery, but said there still is considerable pain. "It really hurts," he said by phone from his room. "It's pretty sore."
Coach Joe Gibbs had said cornerback Darrell Green, wide receiver Gary Clark and strong safety Raphel Cherry would alternate on punt returns, and that running back Keith Griffin would handle kickoff returns. No announcement has been made on a roster replacement for Jenkins.
Tuesday is the team's normal day off, so most of the squad was not at Redskin Park yesterday, although some arrived for treatment of injuries or to lift weights.
Quarterback Jay Schroeder, who fractured a rib when he was hit by Eagles defensive end Reggie White in the first quarter of Sunday's 17-12 victory over Philadelphia, did not practice with the offense Monday, but is expected to play against Cincinnati at 1 p.m. Sunday at RFK Stadium.
Mark May sprained an ankle Sunday, as did Dexter Manley. Russ Grimm has a sprained right leg.