By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Pitt senior offensive guard Chris Jacobson will miss the balance of the season due to a left knee injury sustained last week at Iowa.

Jacobson, who expects to undergo surgery next week, will seek a medical hardship waiver and sixth year of eligibility. This is the second season-ending injury of his collegiate career (2007 preseason right knee injury).

“Chris Jacobson is one of the most respected people in our program and I know every player and coach feels disappointment for him that he’ll miss the rest of the year,” Pitt coach Todd Graham said. “Fortunately, we feel optimistic about his chances to receive a sixth year from the NCAA.”