When the red-flagged rookies return to Indianapolis this weekend for a medical re-check, the throng won’t include one of the players about whom there has been the most medical concern.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones has not been asked to submit to another examination.
Coupled with the fact that he has received full clearance to participate in football activities despite his previous diagnosis at USC of spinal stenosis, this is very good news for Jones.
Of course, some would say there’s no need for a re-check because Jones doesn’t have a condition that would get better or worse via the passage of time. Still, the growing belief is that, regardless of USC’s ultimate reluctance to keep him on the team, Jones has demonstrated via two years of high-level play at an SEC school that it’s not an issue. More and more teams, we’re told, have made it clear that they have no concerns about the situation.
That doesn’t mean that some teams will be extra cautious, given the potential consequences of a spinal cord injury. But the bulk of the teams seem to be untroubled by the situation.