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Jacoby Jones Injury: Updates on Chargers WR's Ankle and Return

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Meh... Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 5, 2006

    Jones' Status Uncertain Ahead of Week 2
    Wednesday, Sept. 16

    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Jacoby Jones reportedly suffered an ankle injury during the team's Week 1 victory over the Detroit Lions. It's not expected to keep him sidelined for an extended period.

    Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports the ailment has been identified as a sprained ankle. So far, it's unknown whether Jones will be able to suit up against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Marty Caswell of The Mighty 1090 Sports Radio previously noted the wideout's left foot was in a boot after last weekend's game.

    Jones signed with the Chargers in March following a three-year stint with the Baltimore Ravens. Along with providing receiving depth, he's also a key contributor on special teams.

    The 31-year-old veteran's only contributions during Week 1 came in the third phase of the game. He returned one kickoff for 24 yards and had two fair catches on punts.

    If Jones is unable to recover in time to face the Bengals, the team will likely split up the extra work on special teams. Backup running backs Branden Oliver and Danny Woodhead are both capable of returning kicks.

    Star receiver Keenan Allen could handle punts, as he did at times throughout his first two seasons in the league. Given his heavy workload on offense (15 catches against the Lions), the team may not want to risk the extra hits, though. Those duties could fall to the reserve rushers, as well.

    Jones should slide right back into both return roles once he's healthy. He's an important weapon for the Chargers with nine career return touchdowns on his resume.
  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

    Jan 19, 2006
    I love how they note Allen's heavy workload as a reason not to make him return punts (perfectly valid) but then turn around and suggest WOodhead do that.

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