Coaches are always pretty coy when it comes to disclosing the injuries of their players.
Hockey leads the way in this category, with teams only required to state in which half of the body a player's injury is located.
But Michigan State's Mark Dantonio is kicking this up a notch, simply stating that defensive tackle Damon Knox is out for "a little bit of time" with "some surgery."
Chalk it up as a new low for specificity.
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Knox's injury, whatever it might be, could loom large for Michigan State. The junior was set to start at nose tackle after playing in all 14 games last season for the Spartans, contributing 22 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack.
Sticking to that non-specific model, Dantonio said Knox will miss an undetermined amount of time and had no answer as to whether the defensive tackle would be ready for the season-opener against Jacksonville State.
The Michigan State defense was one of the best in the country last season and figures to again be stacked with great talent on that side of the ball.