“I know C.J. is disappointed with the injury, and we share his disappointment,” head coach Derek Mason said in the statement. “He’s one of our most versatile and proven offensive performers, but even more than that, C.J. is very much a team-oriented player. As he recuperates, C.J. will be an encouraging and helpful presence to the receiving corps.”
Last season as a redshirt freshman, Duncan caught 28 passes for 441 yards and started nine of the 11 game he played in. He also topped the team in yards per catch at 15.8.
“We have several talented receivers on the roster with the ability to contribute more significantly to our offense, Mason said. “We expect them to step up to this challenge.”