SAN JOSE -- San Jose State coach Ron Caragher declined to update the status on star wide receiver Noel Grigsby, who is out indefinitely with a left knee injury.

All indications are that Grigsby will miss significant time, if not the rest of the season. The fifth-year senior attended Monday's practice with a brace on the knee and was using crutches.

Caragher appears to be holding out some sort of hope that Grigsby could return at a later date. Barring extenuating circumstances, he's not eligible to receive a sixth-season and so his collegiate career would be over if he's unable to return.

"If you get on your knees every night, all things are possible," Caragher said.

Even without Grigsby, the Spartans passed for 439 yards against Minnesota in Saturday's 43-24 loss. It was the 12th-best total in school history and the most against a school from a Bowl Championship Series conference.

Chandler Jones assumed the lead receiver role and caught seven passes for a career-high 197 yards and three touchdowns. He was named wide receiver national performer of the week by College Football Performance Awards.

Grigsby's absence also led to the college debut of true freshman Tyler Winston. SJSU originally planned to redshirt him, but he looks to now assume the role of the team's No. 4 receiver. He wasn't targeted for a pass against Minnesota.


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