Losing senior cornerback Chris Jones is a huge blow to the Nebraska defense.
Cornerback Chris Jones, arguably Nebraska’s best defensive player, will be out 4-6 months recovering from a torn meniscus.
Jones has already gone through surgery to repair the injury.
How he injured his knee remains unknown.
The Nebraska athletic director released this statement, via Corn Nation:
Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley confirmed Saturday that senior cornerback Chris Jones recently underwent a meniscus repair on his left knee. The normal recovery time for this type of procedure is four to six months. Because of his injury, Jones will not attend the Big Ten Media Day and Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago on July 24-25. Junior safety Aaron Williams will replace Jones in representing Nebraska in Chicago, joining junior quarterback Tanner Lee and senior linebacker Chris Weber.
For what it’s worth, Jones remains upbeat about his recovery.
All Ima say is watch me come back, I serve an on time God ain no 4 to 6 months ✌🏾💪🏾💪🏾
— Chris Jones (@Joneschosen1) July 15, 2017
Jones played in all 13 games last year for the Huskers, recording 37 tackles. He ranked second on the team with 10 pass breakups. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten player in 2016.