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Chandler Jones won’t tell Arthur Jones how his ankle feels

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The Patriots take secrecy about injuries seriously. So seriously that rookie defensive end Chandler Jones won’t tell his own brother how he’s feeling. Of course, that’s largely because Chandler’s brother, Arthur Jones, plays for the Ravens.

Arthur told reporters this week that he saw Chandler suffer an ankle injury on Sunday and was concerned, but Chandler wouldn’t tell him how he was doing because he doesn’t want the Ravens to have any insight.

“I know he got rolled up bad last week, so I was trying to figure out if he was going to play or not and get the inside scoop,” Arthur Jones said, via USA Today. “But he’s doing a good job not telling me anything.”

Chandler said he’s going to do everything he can to play through the ankle injury, and he is expected to play against the Ravens.

“It’s fortunate to have the opportunity to play against my brother,” Chandler Jones said. “But it all boils down to us trying to win and achieve that goal.”

The middle brother in the Jones family, Jon Jones, is the light heavyweight champion of the UFC. Jon will be at the game, but he isn’t choosing sides.

“I haven’t asked him [who he'll be rooting for],” Chandler Jones said. “I told him what I just told you guys. I just want to win.”

Having Chandler healthy will go a long way toward helping the Patriots win.

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14 Responses to “Chandler Jones won’t tell Arthur Jones how his ankle feels”
  1. ravanator says: Jan 17, 2013 7:15 PM

    Does not matter if his ankle is hurt or 100 percent. Ravens going to destroy, mom is going to let me watch the game so got my pom poms ready. All you player haters be quite.

  2. wvujess20 says: Jan 17, 2013 7:16 PM

    So you have 2 brothers who are monsters in the NFL, go home and get tossed around by their one brother who decided not to play football… The battles growing up most have been epic!

  3. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 17, 2013 7:19 PM

    Hopefully Chandler and Arthur don’t take the Jon approach of avoiding the matchup because of their close relationship.

  4. ravanator says: Jan 17, 2013 7:31 PM

    Hey all you player haters, Who are the Bengals and Steelers playing this week? Go Ravens! Hugs&Kisses!

  5. jamaltimore says: Jan 17, 2013 7:59 PM

    Bones Jones would knows he’s rooting for the Ravens! He’s afraid Ray may decide to pick up MMA during retirement!

  6. ravenator says: Jan 17, 2013 8:02 PM

    Arthur Jones notches a sack, Chandler Jones is stonewalled by McKinnie and Oher. Guaranteed.

  7. niko0063 says: Jan 17, 2013 8:28 PM

    That is so not a family I would mess with

  8. nmking26 says: Jan 17, 2013 8:28 PM

    Wow. 2 brothers in the NFL and the other one is a UFC champion.

    That family must have been eating wheaties for all 3 meals of the day.

  9. thesportsguy52 says: Jan 17, 2013 9:13 PM

    Ravenator-you give us ravens fans a terrible reputation. We are all passionate and we all know we get disrespected nationally and are always looked over. That is the way the world works. STOP.
    Btw go Ravens.

  10. stlsteelerfan says: Jan 17, 2013 9:21 PM

    Hey Ravenator:
    Troy Polamalu has more rings than the entire Ravens roster combined. Just sayin’….

  11. halen11 says: Jan 17, 2013 9:42 PM

    Rex Ryan wants to know too.

  12. brady2gronktd says: Jan 17, 2013 10:43 PM

    halen11 says:
    Jan 17, 2013 9:42 PM
    Rex Ryan wants to know too.

    I had to come back on the board to congratulate, i went back just as i saw this line….HILARIOUS!

    Go Pats!

  13. richwizl says: Jan 17, 2013 11:40 PM

    The Ravens weren’t being overlooked until it looked as though they were falling apart in mid season. The Pats lost four games by a total of ten points, so why wouldn’t they be favored? The Ravens are past all their problems now and the game will be close. These are the two best teams going at it and victory will be difficult to earn. Go Pats!

  14. letemplay says: Jan 18, 2013 9:30 AM

    That’s one amazing family of athletes right there.

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