EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State linebacker Ed Davis is out for the season after injuring his knee in practice Wednesday.

The school says Davis will need surgery.

Davis, a fifth-year senior, has 11 sacks in 40 career games for the Spartans. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last season.

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Coach Mark Dantonio says Davis' presence in the lineup will be missed, but he will still have an important role on the team and may be able to qualify for a sixth year of eligibility.