Bears Confirm Kevin Jones Out for Season
Ankle surgery will require 8-10 months rehabilitation
The Bears' RB Kevin Jones is out for the season.
Hope he enjoyed preseason.
Running back Kevin Jones is indeed out for the season after hurting his ankle on a hair-brained play Thursday night, the Bears confirmed Friday.
During this week's exhibition game against the Browns, Jones tried to extend a run with a balletic vertical leap, but came down awkwardly on his left ankle.
An MRI Friday confirmed the season-ending news. According to the National Football Post, the surgery will require 8-10 months of healing time.
During the off-season, the Bears signed Jones to a two-year, $3.5 million contract. His production during the four pre-season games was minimal -- he managed only 77 yards in 24 plays.
While playing for the Detroit Lions, Jones suffered two major injuries in four years.