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Chad Pennington Tears ACL Playing Basketball

Some stories seem like April Fools Day jokes.  Unfortunately for Chad Pennington, this one is serious.  The oft-injured Pennington tore his ACL playing a game of pickup basketball.  Per Chris Mortenson on Twitter:

Chad Pennington can’t catch a break, needs ACL surgery after injury in pick-up basketball game.

This is another tough break for Chad.  He was looking to come back and it has been reported that several teams were interested in him as a veteran backup.  His heart, passion and knowledge of the game were never questioned.  His body just never seemed to agree.

After countless injuries and shoulder surgeries, it is time for Chad Pennington to move on to the next chapter in his life.  It is unfortunate but injuries are a cruel part of sports.  We wish Chad well and thank him for the Jets memories.  What is your favorite Chad Pennington memory?   Tell us here

This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

Phil Sullivan

I started JetNation in 2005 and have been a New York Jets season ticket holder since graduating from high school. My dream is to see the New York Jets win the Super Bowl. Until then, I will be right here on JetNation writing, dreaming and talking NY Jets football.


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