"He had an MCL tear, slight meniscus tear," coach Jimbo Fisher said of Jernigan, who injured his knee Saturday. "He'll be out for about 4-6 weeks and he'll be fine. He'll miss the rest of spring practice, but he's fine. It's relieving. After I saw it on film, I didn't feel as bad. It was a deal where someone fell from behind."
Gehres slightly tore his MCL. The junior missed most of last season with a knee injury, playing in just two games and catching zero passes.
Jernigan played in all 13 games last season as a true freshman, recording 30 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.