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Lions lose Jason Jones to torn patellar tendon

Jason Jones AP

The Lions’ win in Washington today was costly in one respect: Starting defensive end Jason Jones has been lost for the season.

Jones suffered a torn patellar tendon and will not play again in 2013, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports.

That’s bad news for the Lions, as Jones had been playing well for them this season, particularly against the run. Detroit will now need backup defensive ends Willie Young and Israel Idonije to play more in the defensive end rotation, and rookie fourth-round pick Devin Taylor will need to step up.

Jones was carted off the field after he went down awkwardly on his knee.

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14 Responses to “Lions lose Jason Jones to torn patellar tendon”
  1. lionsblood73 says: Sep 22, 2013 4:51 PM

    Heal up Jason!!!! We will see you on the field next year!!

  2. toonzes says: Sep 22, 2013 5:06 PM

    damn that Suh, taking out his own teammate…
    that guy needs to go!!!!… patiently waiting for video confirmation. thanks Flo.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 22, 2013 5:09 PM

    Well I was looking forward to seeing Devin Taylor have a chance to suit up and play. Let’s see what he can do.

  4. mcdeez22 says: Sep 22, 2013 5:33 PM

    Idonije might be the best “backup” DE in the league. Always sad to see a season ending injury, but I don’t think this has that much of an effect. That’s more praise for Idonije than it is a condemnation of Jason Jones. Hope he comes back strong next year.

  5. pointywilliams says: Sep 22, 2013 5:34 PM

    Godspeed, JJ… See you next season!

  6. nashz84 says: Sep 22, 2013 5:35 PM

    Tough injury ,, best of luck

  7. willnit says: Sep 22, 2013 6:15 PM

    STAAAAAAAFOOOORD!!!!!!!

  8. toonzes says: Sep 22, 2013 6:43 PM

    Suh creates havoc in Nairobi, Kenya !!!

    video to follow.

  9. toonzes says: Sep 22, 2013 6:44 PM

    Suh causes stock market to tumble!!!

  10. toonzes says: Sep 22, 2013 6:45 PM

    Suh makes Mike have a hard nights sleep.

  11. aa1829 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:48 PM

    Hate to see good players go down. Packer Nation

  12. SooperflySnuka says: Sep 22, 2013 8:14 PM

    Looks like Mayhew will be calling up Lo Jack

  13. zeeman911 says: Sep 23, 2013 1:17 AM

    Fitting isreal idonije will be getting the call against his old squad next week!

  14. jeffsnow7 says: Sep 23, 2013 1:41 PM

    I was glad seeing a hometown guy playing for us… Hope he has a good recovery

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