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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

KU TE Jimmay Mundine to miss some practice time

Kansas tight end Jimmay Mundine (41) makes a grab near the goal line during Kansas' game against TCU Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas tight end Jimmay Mundine (41) makes a grab near the goal line during Kansas' game against TCU Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Memorial Stadium.

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Senior tight end Jimmay Mundine will miss a couple of weeks of practice while recovering from a "minor procedure" he had performed on his knee on Monday, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis announced today.

Mundine, KU's 6-foot-2, 240-pound, first-string tight end who is expected to play a major role in this year's offense, "had his knee cleaned up" and is expected to miss two weeks of practice time at preseason camp.

The injury is not believed to be at all serious and the time off should not have a negative impact on the veteran Mundine, who will be able to attend practice and take part in mental reps and bringing along the younger tight ends.

Senior Trent Smiley (6-4, 240), red-shirt freshman Ben Johnson (6-5, 235) and sophomore Jordan Shelley-Smith (6-5, 245) will take more reps in Mundine's absence, with Florida transfer Kent Taylor, who has to sit out the 2014 season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules, also getting in the mix.

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Jonathan Allison 1 month, 2 weeks ago

he doesn't need his knee to catch balls, someone wheel him out there onto the field so that he can do some hands drills.

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Doug Cramer 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Trent Smiley made one of the best catches this team had last season near the inzone against La Tech.

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Warren Smith 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Let's hope for a speedy recovery...

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Aaron Paisley 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Mundine is someone who could create some favorable mismatches if he's split out in a 4 wide set. He may have some issues with drops, but he's still someone who can be a difference maker in the passing game.

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Dirk Medema 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Matt - Is this a new injury? Seems like odd timing to wait tip now otherwise.

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Matt Tait 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Gotta believe it is. Again, though, it's definitely not a significant injury. Sounds like a deal where he could entertain playing on Saturday if they had a game, but they'll hold him out longer since they have the luxury to do so.

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