BYU kick returner lost fingertip against Notre Dame

Updated: October 26, 2005, 11:28 PM ET
Associated Press

PROVO, Utah -- Brigham Young kick returner Breyon Jones lost a fingertip during a game last week at Notre Dame.

Coach Bronco Mendenhall said Wednesday that Jones may have gotten the finger crunched between two helmets in the Fighting Irish's 49-23 win Saturday.

"I don't know which finger, but about three-quarters of the nail and up is gone. They closed that and sewed it together after the game," Mendenhall said.

Jones is the Cougars' top kickoff returner with 13 for 303 yards -- an average of 23.3 per kick. Jones didn't practice Tuesday, but Mendenhall said he expected Jones to be ready to play Saturday against Air Force.

"I just asked him if he could catch it and he said he could, so he'll be back there," Mendenhall said.


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