July 15, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska cornerback Chris Jones will miss at least half of the season after knee surgery.

Coach Mike Riley said Saturday that Jones had surgery to repair his left meniscus. Recovery normally takes four to six months.

As a junior last season, The 6-foot, 195-pound Jones had three interceptions and 10 pass breakups. He also was recognized with honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors.

Jones had been slated to represent Nebraska in the Big Ten Media Day and Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago on July 24-25. Riley said Junior safety Aaron Williams will replace Jones, joining junior quarterback Tanner Lee and senior linebacker Chris Weber.

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