Dolphins LB Jelani Jenkins looking better, optimistic for Jets game

Jelani Jenkins could play vs. the Jets. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

Jelani Jenkins could play vs. the Jets. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

DAVIE—Adam Gase was pleasantly surprised by linebacker Jelani Jenkins’ progress this week, and the Dolphins are hoping to have him back on the field Saturday at the Jets.

Jenkins, who has battled an array of injuries this year, missed the last two games with a knee issue. He also has a broken bone in his hand, though he can play through that with a club over it.

“I’m getting better every day,” he said after practice today. “I’m definitely not 100 percent, but I’m getting better. It’ll heal as we go. A lot of it has to do with the muscular atrophy and the strength around it that went away with the injury.”

Jenkins said his status is undetermined for Saturday, “but I’m optimistic.”

On another note, he’s getting close to enjoying the luxury of playing with two functional hands. Team doctors are monitoring his hand on a weekly basis and will remove the cast as soon as it’s safe. Jenkins said that could happen as soon as this weekend.

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