Late Friday evening, rumors started swirling about a potentially serious knee injury to starting defensive tackle Jarron Jones. The senior from Rochester, New York, who is coming off a foot injury suffered late last season that required surgery, is a key building block to the Irish’s defensive front.
Most are reporting that the injury is serious, with multiple outlets (usually behind paywalls) citing sources that tell them Jones tore his ACL. If that is the case, the senior’s season is over before it started. There’s been some ambiguity in other reports, leaving a slice of hope that Jones’ 2015 season can be salvaged.
(I have not been able to confirm a season-ending injury or ACL tear.)
Whatever the case, expect some clarity later today, as Brian Kelly is meeting with the media after today’s practice. We’ll dig into what’s next for the defense after Notre Dame’s head coach gives us an update.