Kansas QB Cummings needs knee surgery after spring game

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings will have surgery on his left knee, which he injured over the weekend during the annual spring football game.

Coach David Beaty said Cummings, a senior, will get back on the field ''as quickly as possible'' but did not provide a specific timeline.

Even though he was wearing a red jersey to prevent getting hit, Cummings was tackled by senior safety Michael Glatczak in the second quarter of Saturday's game.

Beaty called the tackle a ''freak accident.'' He says Glatczak was being blocked and was turned around for most of the play. He says Glatczak turned and made the tackle ''without having any idea who was carrying the ball. He is a great kid, a great teammate and again it was just a very unfortunate accident.''

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