GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If there was a repellent to buy for the injury bug, Gators coach Will Muschamp would stock up.
Muschamp announced Monday that sophomore running back Matt Jones, who is averaging a team-high 67.8 yards per game, is out for the year with a knee injury.
Jones is scheduled to undergo surgery today to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee. Jones was hurt in Saturday's 17-6 loss at LSU.
Jones carried four times for 17 yards Saturday on Florida's first drive, a 14-play, 60-yard march that ended with a field goal. However, after a 3-yard run on first-and-10 at the LSU 36, Jones left the game and did not return.
He went to the locker room and briefly returned to the sideline in uniform, but by the second half, Jones was in his warm-up suit with his left knee heavily bandaged.
"When we (saw) him go down, it hurt the whole team," said running back Mack Brown afterward. "We just knew we had to pick it up a little bit more at the running back position."
The injury is...