Report: Notre Dame loses DT Jarron Jones for season

There is some bad news for the Notre Dame FIghting Irish front seven.

According to reports that surfaced on Saturday morning, senior defensive tackle Jarron Jones is “likely” to miss the season after suffering what is being described as a serious knee injury.

Multiple sources tell Irish Illustrated that d-tackle Jarron Jones suffered a significant knee injury and is likely lost for the year.

— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) August 15, 2015

Further reports indication Jones will need surgery for “multiple tears” in his knee.

Jarron Jones has "several tears" in his right knee that require surgery, per source. #NotreDame

— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) August 15, 2015

 

This will obviously be a major loss for the Fighting Irish, who will lose a productive presence along the interior line.

Jones is also a team leader, so head coach Brian Kelly will be relying on other veterans to step up if Notre Dame hopes to contend for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

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