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Nebraska CB Jones suffers knee injury

July 15, 2017, 8:36 pm

Nebraska senior cornerback Chris Jones will be sidelined four to six months while recovering from surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee, coach Mike Riley announced on Saturday.

While the timetable puts Jones' season in jeopardy, he took to Twitter to offer a positive message.

"All Ima say is watch me come back, I serve an on time God. (It will not be) no 4 to 6 months," Jones wrote.

Jones was named to the preseason watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top cornerback.

Jones recorded 37 tackles, one sack and three interceptions last season, with one pick being returned for a touchdown.

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