Coming off of the good news of Minnesota's first Big Ten victory of the season and second straight season in which the Floyd of Rosedale will reside in Minneapolis the Golden Gophers received some bad news on Wednesday morning. Exciting young wide receiver Marcus Jones has now been lost for the remainder of the 2011 season with a torn ACL suffered against Nebraska:
"He will not play the rest of the season, and he'll have surgery here soon," coach Jerry Kill said. "But he's doing well, and I think he'll bounce back off the surgery pretty well. I mean, because of the type of kid he is and those kind of things, positive, and he'll work hard, so I'm cautiously optimistic that he'll be ready to go in the spring."
Jones has played a significant role on special teams, where he had a 92-yard yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Purdue. He also had nine catches in seven games as a true freshman. He suffered the injury initially two weeks ago against Nebraska, and did not play against Iowa this past week.