The injury that Jason Jones sustained on the first play of the game last night is expected to keep him out for the rest of the preseason, but it sounds like there is a very real chance that he will be ready for the season opener. It sounds similar to what happened to William Hayes in the preseason last year. Here is what Mike Munchak had to say about it in his press conference today:
(on Jason Jones’ injury)
He got that on the first play. Unfortunately, he got great pressure and beat the guy inside and the guy ends up running him past and he ends up tripping over somebody else, some other lineman, and got tangled up and twisted his knee. The good thing is yes he will not need surgery. We are thinking it is a couple of weeks maybe. We will see, but he won’t be able to play next week and having a short week after this week, the best we will be looking at is for the Jacksonville game.
(on the possibility of Jones playing in the Jacksonville opener)
Right now, but as you know that is one day out seeing how he is. The good thing is at first I think they may have thought it was worse. It wasn’t so that is a good thing. Again he is a big part of our plans inside and the things he can do on the pass rush, so we are hoping for the best with that.