Minor surgery for USF's Jenkins, Sager, Kibler
Three USF football players underwent minor surgeries following spring practice but are expected to make full recoveries in time to participate in voluntary summer workouts, Bulls coach Skip Holtz said Wednesday. In all three cases, players were allowed to participate in spring drills, with surgery delayed so as to have a minimal impact on their football development.
Sophomore JaQuez Jenkins, a top backup at safety, underwent surgery for a hernia; sophomore Luke Sager, a top backup at defensive tackle, had arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder; and redshirt freshman Tony Kibler, a reserve offensive lineman, had arthroscopic knee surgery. Holtz said Sager and Kibler's surgeries were merely to clean up the joints and not for any significant repairs.
Defensive backs coach Rick Smith had mentioned Jenkins' surgery two weeks ago, and Sager was held out of USF's regular-season finale at Connecticut due to the shoulder injury. Kibler also had surgery on his left knee before his senior season of high school football in 2009.