Notre Dame defensive line Jarron Jones (94) looks around as he walks on the field during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Nam Y. Huh
August 15, 2015

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame defensive tackle Jarron Jones is out for the season with a right knee injury.

Coach Brian Kelly says the 6-foot-5, 315-pound senior has a torn medial collateral ligament and will undergo surgery in the next few days. Kelly calls it a freak injury, saying Jones was standing and another player fell and rolled up on him during an 11-on-11 drill in practice Friday.

Jones watched practice Saturday with a brace on his knee.

Jones was a returning starter who missed the final two games of last season after undergoing surgery on his left foot. He was ninth on the team in tackles with 40, including 1 1/2 sacks.

Kelly says freshman Jerry Tillery and sophomore Daniel Cage are the likely replacements for Jones.

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