UNC's Jones out two to three weeks

September, 4, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich


UNC sophomore wide receiver Dwight Jones had successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday at UNC Hospitals. The surgery was performed by Dr. Tim Taft. Jones is expected to be out for two to three weeks. His status will be updated weekly on Carolina’s injury report.

Jones, who played in three games as a true freshman in 2008, was listed as a starter on Carolina’s depth chart before this week’s knee injury.

The bad news: UNC's already thin, inexperienced receiving corps just got younger. Jones' backup is true freshman Joshua Adams, and while Adams has received plenty of praise from those within the program this summer, he's still a freshman who will be making his first collegiate start on Saturday against The Citadel. The next receiver in line after Adams is redshirt freshman Todd Harrelson. Juniors Greg Little and Johnny White will anchor the group.

The good news: It looks like Jones could return in time for the Georgia Tech game. Could.

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