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Michigan State wide receiver CJ Hayes to undergo surgery

Redshirt junior had foot surgery eight months ago

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 Western Michigan at Michigan State Photo by Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

For the second time in a year, Michigan State junior wide receiver CJ Hayes will be undergoing surgery.

Hayes posted a thank you for thoughts and prayers on Twitter Tuesday, shortly after his father posted about the surgery. Earlier in the year he received foot surgery, making it a longer road to recovery than originally planned.

It’s unclear what procedure Hayes is having done, but it’s no doubt a huge bummer to Hayes and a blow to MSU’s receiver depth. With that said, there’s no timetable for his return, either.

MSU will be fielding a mostly new starting receiver corps this fall, and Hayes was one of those players with experience — 373 snaps worth of experience last season to be exact. Of the 11 games he played in, he started in two of them (vs. Western Michigan and Indiana).

If Hayes wasn’t going to start this season, he was certainly going to be the first or second receiver off the sidelines to get reps in.

We wish you a speedy recovery, CJ!