Jarvis Jones has chest injury, taken to hospital for “further evaluations”

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Steelers rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones suffered a chest injury in Saturday’s loss to Kansas City and was to be taken to a hospital for “further evaluations,” club spokesperson Burt Lauten said after the game on Twitter.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the club believes Jones, their first-round pick, “will be OK.”

Jones left the game in the fourth quarter after appearing to be shaken up at the conclusion of his return of a deflected pass he had intercepted. (The play was nullified by a pass interference penalty.)

The 23-year-old Jones is listed as the top backup to Jason Worilds at right outside linebacker. However, his young legs and pass-rush ability are welcome additions to a sound, stout defense in need of some reinforcements for both the present and future.

10 responses to “Jarvis Jones has chest injury, taken to hospital for “further evaluations”

  1. This kid is a monster I’m still not sure what other teams were thinking by passing on him. He was the best defender in the best conference in college football last year. He will be a starter after are bye week if not sooner.

  2. Somebody want to tell me again why this team has a reputation as being tough?
    Their top picks from the past few years can’t get off the trainer’s table. Troy Hairdo hasn’t played a full season since…I can’t remember. Ryan Clark has been exiled from Peyton Manning Memorial Stadium in Denver. Every year, we keep hearing about the Steelers “returning to their roots” as a “power running football team”, but their backs can’t stay on the field, and they end up chucking the ball all over the place week after week.
    And, oh yeah, the Quarterback who starts limping around on Tuesday every time they have a tough game coming up…

    Sorry, but this rusty old team doesn’t scare anybody these days.

  3. Future Pro Bowler…

    Ha! I wish.

    Let’s work on first things first. Like beating out Worilds.

    You must be the same guy that was screaming “championship!” when we drafted Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward. We see how that has worked out for us.

    Disappointed in all our recent picks.

    The team’s getting older and in a downward spiral. Colbert needs to go. Along with Tomlin.

  4. sbchampsagain says:
    Aug 25, 2013 1:12 PM
    Future Pro Bowler…

    Ha! I wish.

    Let’s work on first things first. Like beating out Worilds.

    You must be the same guy that was screaming “championship!” when we drafted Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward. We see how that has worked out for us.

    Disappointed in all our recent picks.

    The team’s getting older and in a downward spiral. Colbert needs to go. Along with Tomlin.

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    Well said. Finally a stiller fan with some sense. A VERY rare trait with that fan base.

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