Source: MCL sprain likely will knock Jacoby Jones out 4-6 weeks

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The Ravens got bad news — but not terrible news — on Friday regarding Super Bowl XLVII hero Jacoby Jones.

Per a league source, Jones suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee during Thursday night’s regular-season opener.  He’ll likely miss 4-6 weeks.

The MCL is a rope-like ligament that becomes frayed when sprained.  Most tears not involving complete severing of the ligament can heal with rest.  Jones’ expected absence meshes with a Grade II MCL sprain, which should heal without surgery.

Jones suffered the injury after an accidental collision with teammate Brynden Trawick, who ran into Jones while Jones was trying to catch a punt.  It looked serious at the time, with Jones’ knee hyperextending in ugly fashion upon impact.

Marlon Brown is listed as Jones’ only understudy on the depth chart.  The Ravens have only six receivers on the active roster.  Receiver Gerrard Shepard has a spot on the practice squad; he could be elevated during Jones’ absence.

But Jones will most likely remain on the 53-man roster.  Short-term injured reserve, which would knock Jones out for at least eight weeks, isn’t an option because the one-per-team designation was used earlier this week on tight end Dennis Pitta.

The Ravens host the Browns on Sunday, September 15.  Although no other teams have played their Week One games, the Ravens (and the Broncos) can sign vested veterans now, without having to potentially guarantee their full base salaries.

88 responses to “Source: MCL sprain likely will knock Jacoby Jones out 4-6 weeks

  1. The kid that ran into him better become a HoF type player in the next few days if he doesn’t want his career to come to a complete stop.

  2. Oh no say it ain’t so JUMP BALL JOE!!
    But…but…in Oz we trust!
    What a joke!

    Average Joe will show his true colors.

  3. If they lose to the Browns this week, their super bowl run is over. They won’t get a chance to face Manning again.

  4. Even though I’m a Pats fan it still sucks to see a player go down especially week 1 and by your own player. You just have to feel bad for the guy. As for his replacement I still am finding it hard to understand why they haven’t given Brandon Lloyd a chance. Yeah he is one bipolar mother trucker but he can play. He had 800+ yards last season and can get deep. His ability to make things happen in open space, well lets just say he rather take a dive then take on contact for an extra yard. The guy is terrified of getting tackled. However with that being said the good out way the bad for the Ravens. They need a WR in the worst ways.

  5. They have a couple of gems in Brown and Mellette that are ready to step up. Austin Collie may be a good pickup too.

  6. Jones was having a good game before he got injured. He had some nice grabs in the first half. This is a real shame. To paraphrase Buck Showalter – no other team cares about your problems, and most are happy that you have them. Our WR corps against Cleveland will be Torrey, Brown, Stokely & Mellete. Time for the rookies to step up. I’m looking forward to seeing Marlon & Aaron get the opportunity.

  7. denbronx says:
    Sep 6, 2013 10:21 PM
    Where’s werethechapsandyourenot ???

    You ran your mouth all offseason buddy.

    How did you like 49-27??
    ===================================

    Broncos fan, the Ravens are champs.

    How did you like the game watching it from the couch?

    LOL@ stupid Broncos fan thinking a regular season game is more important than a playoff game.

    You know the playoffs? Where the Broncos are 0-2 all time against the Ravens?

    cry more

  8. What he’s not going to play though it??? He quit on his team!!! After all it is exactly the same injury cutler had that everyone still rides his a$$ for.

  9. Leave it to the classy Steelers fanbase to revel in the injury of a rival’s player.

    As for us, we want the best competition out there so there aren’t any excuses.

  10. Pure class from bags coming on here, joking about an injury and even more so- reveling in it. God knows none of you will ever have such a problem because its probably been 15 years since you played your last contact/any sport. Bags.

  11. They should give Titus Young a call. He could fill Jacoby’s spot, as well as filling the crazy void that the retiring Ray Lewis left wide open. He has probably found Jesus since being arrested too, and give those BS speeches they so miss in Faltimore. Perfect fit.

  12. How pathetic that Steeler fans are happy the Broncos took out the Ravens. Your team can’t do it so you root for another team to do it…

    Bronco fans are happy they took out the Ravens in week 1. I guess that’s your Super Bowl. That’s sad. You call it revenge beating the team that took you out of the playoffs when you had the best record and a first week bye.

    Oh and to those still talking about the play in the end zone in the Super Bowl. Crabtree was pushing off just as bad. Call coulda went both ways. You should be more mad Jimmy spent four downs throwing it instead of running the ball where you had your success…

    Cheers! Hahahaha anyone who hopes on a Ravens post to talk crap is clearly mad their team has not had the level of success the Ravens have had year after year…(here comes the 6 Superbowl rings in a billions years of existence comebacks)

  13. Joe’s salary is what’s going to kill this team. They can’t afford anyone. Only way his salary works is if Joe plays like Manning, Brady, Rodgers, or Brees. He ain’t even close. If you think he is, you are a homer.

  14. The Ravens will be the first team in history to win the Super Bowl and finish last in the league the following year. What a joke this team is. That Flacco contract will doom them for 5+ years, mediocre QB

  15. injuries are part of the game…but to be happy when someone is hurt is pretty classless. as far as the ravens being done…it sure seems like we have heard that before.

  16. scoobies05 says:
    Sep 7, 2013 8:58 AM
    injuries are part of the game…but to be happy when someone is hurt is pretty classless. as far as the ravens being done…it sure seems like we have heard that before.

    1 0
    Report comment. Agree with you about the injuries…it’s tasteless to do that.
    Hope you enjoyed your first taste of surf and turf….crab and crow after the Dever beat down….funny all your bragging since the SB gone in one game. At least you only sulked for a day…joeflaccomontana is still crying in his sprite.

  17. scoobies05 says:Sep 7, 2013 8:58 AM

    injuries are part of the game…but to be happy when someone is hurt is pretty classless. as far as the ravens being done…it sure seems like we have heard that before.

    Almost as classless as the Raven fan comments last year when Roethlisberger got hurt.

  18. mlbbal52 says:Sep 7, 2013 2:13 AM

    How pathetic that Steeler fans are happy the Broncos took out the Ravens. Your team can’t do it so you root for another team to do it…

    Almost as pathetic as Ravens fans last year when the Broncos beat the Steelers in Week 1. Hyopcrites.

  19. ravensnosncaps says: Sep 6, 2013 11:37 PM

    Pretty sick to see people happy about players getting hurt no matter how much you hate the team or their fans.

    Unfortunately it is the nature of the game. I remember being here last season when Big Ben got hurt and seeing the same type of comments.

  20. Cheers! Hahahaha anyone who hopes on a Ravens post to talk crap is clearly mad their team has not had the level of success the Ravens have had year after year…(here comes the 6 Superbowl rings in a billions years of existence comebacks)

    Like joemontanaflacco, scoobie and wearethechamps that hop on every single Steelers post and even joemontanaflacco who comments about the Steelers on every non-Steelers post. Oh and like your 5 years of playoffs in a row comeback, another record that sits behind Bill Cowher taking the Steelers to 6 straight playoffs to start his career.

  21. To be happy when a rival teams player gets hurt is really sad. When you team didn’t even play and you are ecstatic it is sad. Where is the class Steelers fans preach so much? This one game has emboldened the trolls to insane levels. Football knowledge and logic is completely gone. Going to have to stay away from PFT until the pollution clears up.

  22. You know the playoffs? Where the Broncos are 0-2 all time against the Ravens?

    Playoffs? Where the Ravens are 0-3 all time against the Steelers as Ravens and 0-2 all time against the Steelers when they were the Browns 1.0 ?

  23. To be happy when a rival teams player gets hurt is really sad. When you team didn’t even play and you are ecstatic it is sad. Where is the class Steelers fans preach so much? This one game has emboldened the trolls to insane levels. Football knowledge and logic is completely gone. Going to have to stay away from PFT until the pollution clears up.
    Time to hike up your intellectual diaper and take the loss like a man. Is it only pollution when you lose? It seems you like to dish it but not receive it….oh I got it raven rules.

  24. last year is last year. its done. much like steeler fans i will always be proud of what the ravens accomplished. i havent come on here whining and complaining. we got beat. it happens. just like every team in the league is going to lose. just remember that when the teams you root for lose. its part of the game. and when the ravens win…well, they win all the time. i just dont like it when people cheer for injuries. and to say…well ravens fans cheer when ben got hurt….be above it if you are such classy fans

  25. scoobies05 says:
    Sep 7, 2013 10:55 AM
    last year is last year. its done. much like steeler fans i will always be proud of what the ravens accomplished. i havent come on here whining and complaining. we got beat. it happens. just like every team in the league is going to lose. just remember that when the teams you root for lose. its part of the game. and when the ravens win…well, they win all the time. i just dont like it when people cheer for injuries. and to say…well ravens fans cheer when ben got hurt….be above it if you are such classy fans

    0 0 then I suggest for a change you as a raven fan be above it and not dwell on it. Raven rules are very hypocritical so to ask someone to turnthe other cheek is a bit of a reach. You can’t have it both ways…..sorry raven rules only go for raven fans.

  26. @bettis3636

    We’ll be watching your clown team stink up the place Sunday and the MANY injuries your stoolers will suffer.

    The World Champion Ravens

  27. Never like to see a player get injured no matter what team he’s on. The steelers have endured that the past 2 seasons reflecting part of their win loss record. With that being said, I seen several negative ravens post last year when Big Ben got hurt. Some RAVEN FANS can be just a CLASSLESS as the rest of them. Prime example: (Look above Ravenmuscle) in return, steeler fans will retaliate. That’s just the way it is.

  28. Amazes me how this team continues to stiff their best player on the team and treat him like garbage: Ray Rice. What a sad affair to see Fluko go out there and throw 50+ pass’s while Rice rots. He’s being treated no better than a Fluko dumo-off man. Hilarious.

  29. The World Champion Ravens
    ————————–

    ^Ravens look OLD, SLOW & DONE. Lmao. Too much flukeness. Their insane luck will run out.

  30. I love how Steelers fans are disgustingly celebrating Jacoby’s injury, then saying, “but people were happy when Ben got hurt last season!”

    Firstly, bad behavior is never an excuse for other bad behavior.

    Secondly, Big Ben is a rapist at worst and a creepy old dude who takes advantage of black out drunk 18 year old girls at best. Pretty sure the people celebrating his injury weren’t all Ravens fans and had their own reasons for doing so.

    Either way, the Ravens will repeat this year.

  31. Sorry, dude. Baltimore is JUNK and won’t come CLOSE to repeating. You just lost the REAL MVP for atleast a full month’s worth. Get use to jump-ball Joe throwing it to…….

    uh… lmao.

  32. There are classless fans for EVERY team. They really come out of the woodwork when a player goes down with an injury or a team gets blown out. Half of them have no basis to talk but they do anyway. Especially on the Internet.

  33. and yet all im seeing is steeler fans posting about jacoby’s injury. its a new season. lets talk football…not celebrate a rival’s injuries. because when the steelers lose games are they gonna take as good as they give…or will it go back to “we got six”. steeler fans, you are going to have key players injured. will it be ok to have other fans laugh? or is it “steeler rules”

  34. Oh no say it ain’t so JUMP BALL JOE!!
    But…but…in Oz we trust!
    What a joke!

    Average Joe will show his true colors.
    =====================================This is a jealous …assanine comment.
    YOU SIR CAN KISS OUR RAVEN NATION BUTTS !!

  35. scoobie, you’re barking up the wrong tree when tell US that we’ll have injuries this season. We’ve won Super Bowls with 20+ different offensive line rotations and our star QB breaking his ribs EARLY. We understand injuries are apart of the game and have lived through MANY, even in our domination year. It doesn’t faze us. Don’t be so sensitive because I remember your fraud of a fanbase hootin’ and cheerin’ for every single major injury that occured last year.

    I’m not cheering this injury. I don’t care who it is, but it humbles you and should humble your fanbase as well. Hopefully, you see Big Ben twice this season. You got off a season ago.

  36. ravensterps says:
    Sep 7, 2013 12:26 PM
    I love how Steelers fans are disgustingly celebrating Jacoby’s injury, then saying, “but people were happy when Ben got hurt last season!”

    Firstly, bad behavior is never an excuse for other bad behavior.

    Secondly, Big Ben is a rapist at worst and a creepy old dude who takes advantage of black out drunk 18 year old girls at best. Pretty sure the people celebrating his injury weren’t all Ravens fans and had their own reasons for doing so.

    Either way, the Ravens will repeat this year.

    0 0 As part of the lunatic fringe your type of comment is expected. Ben wasn’t convicted of anything unlike a famous now retired raven. So you using that tired old crap exposes the depth of your intelligence. Everyone wishes opposing players get hurt in the privacy of their home, but never say it aloud in public or type it here. To deny that fact is to say you are watching football because you like the shape of the ball. People love football for its violence plain and simple but we want our injured players to be miraculously healed for the next game. Of course they weren’t all raven fans, buta lot were. You are asking a lot for a steeler fan to turn the other cheek to a raven fan….remember the raven rules….do as I say not as I do….

  37. Scoobie s we have been taking it very heavy since Tebow tebowed us. You lose the first game and you hide for a day….come on dude. We have more practice at losing and take it much better than you or joeflaccomontana and lovefootball4life. Laughing at injuries is rude,but hiding after loss especially after boasting all off season about your teams invincibility is very babyish….but it’s only one game…soo how does the crow taste?

  38. Addition by subtraction…. LOL. Their team just got better. Trust me, the playoff run was a fluke. You’ll see the real Jacoby soon enough.

  39. i posted on friday saying the same thing i have been saying. we lost. no excuses..it happens. dont know what else you want me to say. of course we are going to lose games. so is every team. i even complimented you one of your posts.

  40. As a Ravens fan I do feel the loss of Jacoby will hurt us even more. But lets be real. If he wasn’t a #2 receiver opposite Andre Johnson, he won’t be in B More. He’s a great #3. Our hopes now rest with Marlon Brown.

    Also, hopefully Dallas Clark can remember how to catch a ball. Prob not though.

    Anyway, this division will be an interesting fight, regardless of injuries. I hate the steelers but I respect them. They won’t fall off like many predict them and the ravens to. The Ravens are far from done btw. The Bengals are a solid team and have a great D. The browns are no joke either. They’d be competitive in a weaker division. Interested to see what Norv and Wheedon got too.

    Just glad football is back

  41. As a Ravens fan I do feel the loss of Jacoby will hurt us even more. But lets be real. If he wasn’t a #2 receiver opposite Andre Johnson, he won’t be in B More. He’s a great #3. Our hopes now rest with Marlon Brown.

    Also, hopefully Dallas Clark can remember how to catch a ball. Prob not though.

    Anyway, this division will be an interesting fight, regardless of injuries. I hate the steelers but I respect them. They won’t fall off like many predict them and the ravens to. The Ravens are far from done btw. The Bengals are a solid team and have a great D. The browns are no joke either. They’d be competitive in a weaker division. Interested to see what Norv and Wheedon got too.

    Just excited football is back!

  42. Ravens will still make the playoffs and the steelers still won’t. I’m glad the rest of the league can find it in their hearts to hate my hometown so much. Butt hurt much?? We play a hard nosed exciting brand of football week in and week out while most teams play a weak brand of football weekly.

  43. myersm15 says:
    Sep 7, 2013 12:49 PM
    Jacoby Jones is a bum. Ratbird fans trolled leveon bells injury because that city has no class and is the worst place in the US.
    =============================
    You got serious problems…ahole.
    Come to Bmore and we will take care of people like you. You got those internet muscles…come on down cause we like to take care of our business in person.

  44. Ravens will still make the playoffs and the steelers still won’t. I’m glad the rest of the league can find it in their hearts to hate my hometown so much. Butt hurt much?? We play a hard nosed exciting brand of football week in and week out while most teams play a weak brand of football weekly.

    Dude no one hates your town just the fans like yourself who know nothing about football but talk a lot of trash.

  45. enoughofthatalready
    Sep 7, 2013, 6:26 AM PDT
    mlbbal52 says:Sep 7, 2013 2:13 AM

    How pathetic that Steeler fans are happy the Broncos took out the Ravens. Your team can’t do it so you root for another team to do it…

    Almost as pathetic as Ravens fans last year when the Broncos beat the Steelers in Week 1. Hyopcrites.

    Guess what brah? First off I challenge you to go on a post for another team and find my name on the comments bashing that team on their post. I will be waiting…I give credit where credit it due I respect real Steelers fans the one forged in tradition not bums like you that hopped on the bandwagon so they can “FEEL” like a winner in their life. Also the fact that my comment received so many thumbs downs on a post about a Ravens player proves my point that people much like yourself are trolling around making posts on other teams stories so you can get your little adrenaline rush…you are sorry son.

  46. enoughofthatalready
    Sep 7, 2013, 6:26 AM PDT
    mlbbal52 says:Sep 7, 2013 2:13 AM

    How pathetic that Steeler fans are happy the Broncos took out the Ravens. Your team can’t do it so you root for another team to do it…

    Almost as pathetic as Ravens fans last year when the Broncos beat the Steelers in Week 1. Hyopcrites.

    Guess what brah? First off I challenge you to go on a post for another team and find my name on the comments bashing that team on their post. I will be waiting…I give credit where credit it due I respect real Steelers fans the one forged in tradition not bums like you that hopped on the bandwagon so they can “FEEL” like a winner in their life. Also the fact that my comment received so many thumbs downs on a post about a Ravens player proves my point that people much like yourself are trolling around making posts on other teams stories so you can get your little adrenaline rush…you are sorry son.

    Your comment about rooting for another team to beat your rival is off base. It’s normal to root against your rival , but as a small minded raven fan it’s beyond your limited intelligence to know it.

  47. Let me just say how much I hate seeing ANYONE get injured, regardless of team. It’s no fun seeing an explosive playmaker like Jones go down like that.

    But I hope you Ravens fans will now see why Big Ben is at a level above. Big Ben has been winning for YEARS with the problems that Flacco is only now starting to face. Ben doesn’t just win, he wins behind a crummy injury-riddled line — he hasn’t had the same OL group since ’08. Not to mention the merry-go-round at RB. There’s no way Manning, Brady or Rodgers, let alone Flacco, could succeed on the team Ben stars for. Nobody gets banged around like he does, and still comes up strong.

    Flacco’s been pampered with dependable protection and the same stud RB since he came into the league. Now we’ll see what he can do facing a little more adversity. If he flops, spare us the excuses, Roethlisberger’s been winning that way for years. Guys going down all around? Welcome to Ben’s world, Joe.

  48. Yeah. Cause Rodgers’ O line is full of all pros. You lost me right there when you implied that Ben is better than Brady, Manning, or Rodgers.

    I’m not going to mention flacco cause its hard to be objective as a Ravens fan. But come on. NOBODY can really think Ben is better than those three or Brees. I don’t care about the O line excuses. You have a great defense where those guys don’t. It’s a salary cap world

  49. Steelers fans…..Pouncey is out with injury, you guys are here celebrating Jones injury & your pro bowl center looks hurt.

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