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Kansas QB Michael Cummings needs knee surgery after spring game 'freak accident' tackle

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LAWRENCE, Kansas — Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings will have surgery on his left knee, which he injured over the weekend during the annual spring football game.

PHOTO: Kansas head coach David Beaty talks with his players after starting quarterback Michael Cummings left the game with an injury during the University of Kansas Spring NCAA Footbll scrimmage  on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan.  (Nick Krug/The Lawrence Journal-World via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT
Kansas head coach David Beaty talks with his players after starting quarterback Michael Cummings left the game with an injury during the University of Kansas Spring NCAA Footbll scrimmage on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan. (Nick Krug/The Lawrence Journal-World via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Coach David Beaty said Cummings, a senior, will get back on the field "as quickly as possible" but did not provide a specific timeline.

Even though he was wearing a red jersey to prevent getting hit, Cummings was tackled by senior safety Michael Glatczak in the second quarter of Saturday's game.

Beaty called the tackle a "freak accident." He says Glatczak was being blocked and was turned around for most of the play. He says Glatczak turned and made the tackle "without having any idea who was carrying the ball. He is a great kid, a great teammate and again it was just a very unfortunate accident."

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