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Jones-Drew finally will have surgery on injured knee

Maurice Jones-Drew, Stanford Routt

In August, there were rumors that Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew underwent arthroscopic knee surgery.  The rumors were loudly denied by Jones-Drew’s agent and his head coach.

But while the injury Jones-Drew suffered in the preseason didn’t result in surgery then, it’s reportedly resulting in surgery now.

Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reports that Jones-Drew will have arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus he injured during the preseason.

Jones-Drew was able to play with the injury for 14 regular-season games, heating up considerably after a slow start and ranking second in the league in rushing before the injury knocked him out of the team’s 15th and 16th games.

“They told him going into this year that knee may not hold up,” offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said, per Ganguli.  “It’s really pretty remarkable that he put up the numbers that he did and ran the way he did for as long he did.”

Even more remarkable is the fact that the Jaguars didn’t disclose that Jones-Drew had knee injury until Week 15, when he missed practice time in advance of the AFC South showdown with the Colts.

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4 Responses to “Jones-Drew finally will have surgery on injured knee”
  1. bleedblue18 says: Jan 1, 2011 11:05 PM

    Dude ran for crap against the Colts week 15 in the Jags biggest game of the season. Your season is over anyway now bro, time to pack it up and Colts are going to beat the Titans tomorrow for probably 3 playoff seed and the Jags will have a long offseason.

  2. tdk24 says: Jan 1, 2011 11:08 PM

    Did that just open the door for McFadden to make his first Pro-Bowl?

  3. readingrugby says: Jan 2, 2011 6:50 AM

    tough dude gotta love him

  4. grizzlybear34 says: Jan 2, 2011 7:58 AM

    I think Chris Johnson is next in line. Nice season for McFadden though…

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