Another debilitating injury has struck Syracuse senior defensive tackle Arthur Jones. He'll miss the rest of this season after tearing his lateral meniscus, the Syracuse Post-Standard reports.
Jones opted to not enter the 2009 NFL Draft after he was considered a mid-round prospect. In February, Jones tore a pectoral muscle while lifting weights. He sat out most of Syracuse's summer and fall practices but played every game this season.
On the season, Jones had 19 tackles with seven coming for a loss. He also registered two fumble recoveries and a sack and a half.
Jones frequently faced double teams this season as Syracuse's best defensive player. Here is a recent quote from Jones in the Post-Standard:
"No regrets at all. None at all," Jones said as SU (3-5, 0-3 Big East) prepared to face No. 14 Pittsburgh (7-1, 4-0) at noon Saturday at Heinz Field. "If I could do it all over again I would so the same exact thing. It’s been a great learning experience for me, just growing as a man with Coach Marrone and Coach Shafer (defensive coordinator Scott Shafer), just learning so much more than I had learned before. It’s been fun, you know. Being a team captain has been fantastic. I’m enjoying it."