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MJD says he waited too long for surgery

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When it was announced last week that Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew would have foot surgery, there were two immediate reactions.

The first was that it seemed like an obvious outcome after the foot injury kept him out of the final 10 games of the regular season. The second was confusion as to why Jones-Drew waited so long to have surgery that will now keep him out of most or all of the offseason program when it never seemed like he progressed past where he was shortly after the initial injury.

Jones-Drew said Monday that surgery was an option at the time he got hurt, but the decision was to wait a little to see how it healed. Jones-Drew never healed and said that they waited too long to make the decision to have the operation.

“I should have had it a little earlier than when I did but it’s just something that you learn from,” Jones-Drew said, via the Florida Times-Union. “You’ve just got to keep going.”

Whether he’ll keep going in Jacksonville will be something for the team’s next general manager to figure out. Jones-Drew, who held out unsuccessfully for a new deal last year, is set to make $4.95 million in the final year of his deal with a team heading in a new direction.

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13 Responses to “MJD says he waited too long for surgery”
  1. cletusvandam says: Jan 1, 2013 2:13 PM

    Yeah, I’m sure it had nothing at all to do with sticking it to the team that wouldn’t give you a new contract.

  2. longhornpride05 says: Jan 1, 2013 2:19 PM

    MJD wanted to skip yet another offseason as he just views it as a way to get hurt. Remember his contract holdout? Yeah I don’t find this that confusing.

  3. 1oldpro says: Jan 1, 2013 2:49 PM

    Look at this guy’s entire last year of work and see if he doesn’t seem like a perfect fit for the Jets.

  4. maddenisfordorks says: Jan 1, 2013 2:51 PM

    cletusvandam says: Jan 1, 2013 2:13 PM

    Yeah, I’m sure it had nothing at all to do with sticking it to the team that wouldn’t give you a new contract.

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    I doubt this.

    Would you want to waste precious, valuable time from your career as a premium NFL running back – riding the pine (faking injury) just to “stick it” to an organization that didn’t give you a new contract?

    You’ve only got like 9 years maximum to be able to actually play … I doubt anyone would just toss one of them out the window in some sort of hissy fit.

  5. nyyjetsknicks says: Jan 1, 2013 3:06 PM

    1oldpro says:
    Jan 1, 2013 2:49 PM
    Look at this guy’s entire last year of work and see if he doesn’t seem like a perfect fit for the Jets.

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    As much of a mess that is the NYJ, they’re still better off then the Jags.

  6. edhochuliisanhonestzebra says: Jan 1, 2013 3:17 PM

    maddenisfordorks says: Jan 1, 2013 2:51 PM
    Would you want to waste precious, valuable time from your career as a premium NFL running back – riding the pine (faking injury) just to “stick it” to an organization that didn’t give you a new contract?
    You’ve only got like 9 years maximum to be able to actually play … I doubt anyone would just toss one of them out the window in some sort of hissy fit.
    ***
    Look up how Sidney Rice and his agent derailed the Vikings 2010 season!

  7. bkostela says: Jan 1, 2013 3:21 PM

    i can’t see why

    a) jacksonville wouldn’t want him to play the final year of his contract at $5 million. its not a terrible price for a top tier (when healthy) running back, plus they’ll gain a high compensatory draft choice in 2015 when he leaves via free agency.

    b) mjd would want to sign a new deal or extension with the jaguars. he can still make $5 million next year, and then hit the open market in 2014.

    it seems like a good deal for both sides that he plays next season with his current team, and then finds a new team the following offseason.

  8. spicyjimbolaya says: Jan 1, 2013 3:24 PM

    MJD would look good in the Packer backfield for a 1st round pick, especially with Jennings off the books.

  9. tatum064 says: Jan 1, 2013 3:28 PM

    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Jan 1, 2013 3:06 PM
    1oldpro says:
    Jan 1, 2013 2:49 PM
    Look at this guy’s entire last year of work and see if he doesn’t seem like a perfect fit for the Jets.

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    As much of a mess that is the NYJ, they’re still better off then the Jags.

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    That team will be much better off once the get rid of Sanchez. I think they had swagger before, but the QB just collapsed them.

    they need to get younger and re-tool on defense.

    They have a lot of good personnel people, so it is on Mike Tannenbaum, and they could bounce back if they re-tool the defense carefully.

  10. kenorv says: Jan 1, 2013 3:37 PM

    Cut him and see if you can find the next Alfred Morris in the draft. MJD probably doesn’t want Tebow as his QB anyways.

  11. bearsfan4life says: Jan 1, 2013 3:53 PM

    Sounds to me like the guy quit on his team.

  12. midwestwarrior says: Jan 1, 2013 4:09 PM

    the Colts should sign this guy. Everytime he plays against the Colts , it is like a Super Bowl to him for whatever reason and tears them apart.

  13. clu1perceiver says: Jan 1, 2013 5:20 PM

    Of course MJD does not “regret” his decision and has contempt for those that do.

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