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Christian Jones out for four months after surgery

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Northwestern wide receiver Christian Jones, who was returning this spring from a torn ACL suffered last summer, is out for around four months following another surgery on the same knee.

Jones suffered cartilage damage when he tore his ACL back in August, and during the recovery process, he aggravated that portion of the injury. He had surgery last month.

Jones is confident he'll be ready for the season. He says the four month timetable is more of a rough estimate than a strict one, and that it's up to his trainers. "I know I'll be fine," he said.

"I wouldn't call it worrying," Jones said. "It's annoying, that's what it is. I'm sick of this. I'm sick of these crutches. I'm sick of everybody asking me how my knee is."

With Jones out, and Miles Shuler and Mike McHugh also sidelined for the rest of the spring, Northwestern's current starting wide receivers in spring practice are Pierre Youngblood-Ary, Andrew Scanlan and Austin Carr.