The early news is good for Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones. Or, more accurately, it’s not incredibly bad.
As of roughly 12:15 p.m. ET, a source told PFT that Jones was due to be released from a Pittsburgh hospital. The rookie from Georgia was taken there last night after suffering a chest injury in the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the Chiefs.
And while the preliminary indications are positive (or, more accurately, not incredibly negative), those close to Jones are taking a more deliberate approach before giving him the “all clear.”
For now, the diagnosis is general, with Jones suffering some sort of internal bruising.
Jones’ health was a subject of extensive discussion and concern prior to the draft, given that his departure from USC was fueled by a finding of spinal stenosis. The Steelers had no qualms about the situation, primarily since Jones went on to thrive in the highly-competitive SEC for multiple seasons.