UConn loses senior cornerback to shoulder injury

UConn loses senior cornerback to shoulder injury

Published Oct. 24, 2014 5:47 p.m. ET

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones will undergo surgery on his left shoulder and miss the remainder of the season.

Coach Bob Diaco says the Huskies senior captain has a history of shoulder problems and was injured against during the first half of Thursday night's 31-21 loss at No. 18 East Carolina.

Diaco says Jones should be healed in time to prepare for the NFL draft in the spring, and should be ''better than new.''

Jones likely will be replaced in the Huskies lineup by true freshman Jamar Summers or John Green, a converted wide receiver.


Jones had 24 tackles and two interceptions for the Huskies (1-6) this season, including one he returned 70-yards for a touchdown against South Florida.

He finished his career with 223 tackles and eight interceptions.