Juco linebacker has surgery — One of KU’s prized junior-college recruits won’t be making an immediate impact.
By RUSTIN DODD
The Kansas City Star
Charlie Weis confirmed Monday that linebacker Marcus Jenkins-Moore had a significant knee injury and underwent surgery earlier this summer.
Weis said Jenkins-Moore suffered the injury during his first workout after arriving on campus and waited a few weeks to see if he could play with the injury this season. Jenkins-Moore, a pass-rushing linebacker, was expected to compete for immediate playing time. But because Jenkins-Moore has three years to play two seasons at KU, he elected to have the procedure now and begin the rehab process.
“Is he gone for the year? I can’t tell you that for sure,” Weis said. “But because he has three years to play two years, it makes your decision different than if you have two years to play two years. You’re not gonna rush (back).”
• Weis had no update on transfer receiver Nick Harwell, who is attempting to graduate from Miami (Ohio) this summer and be eligible this fall as a graduate transfer. Harwell, who was suspended from Miami in the spring, has thus far been blocked from enrolling in the classes that he needs to graduate. But Weis didn’t indicate that Harwell will definitely have to sit out under regular transfer rules this season.
“If he comes here and can’t play this year, it’ll be the best redshirt year you could ever have,” Weis said. “Because there’s some things I could help him with off the field, that will only help him if he wants an opportunity to play on Sunday.”
| Rustin Dodd, email@example.com