Jarvis Jones misses practice with “head” injury


As the Steelers prepare for their first crack at their arch-rivals from Baltimore since the Ravens won the Super Bowl, the Steelers may not have one of their key young players.

Linebacker Jarvis Jones missed practice on Wednesday. The team says he has a “head” injury.

There previously was no indication that Jones has a “head” injury, or any other injury. And if that “head” injury is a concussion, he’ll need to be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can practice and again before he can play.

The Steelers have a reputation for calling concussions something other than concussions. In the past, the term “concussion-like symptoms” has been used. Once, they said during a game that Hines Ward had a “neck” injury when he actually had a concussion.

Jones entered the NFL amid some concerns about his neck. He left USC after doctors there diagnosed him with spinal stenosis. He was cleared by multiple physicians in the months preceding the draft, and the Steelers didn’t hesitate to make him a first-round selection.

25 responses to “Jarvis Jones misses practice with “head” injury

  1. It seems that the Browns made a wise pick by choosing mingo over jones. Its still early but mingo looks like a beast. I remember all the people criticizing the browns for picking mingo instead of jones where they been? So far mingo has been the better pass rusher
    17 tak 3sacks -mingo
    18tak 0sacks -jones

  2. Maybe he doesn’t have the three sacks Mingo has. But just like when he was at Georgia, he “just so happens” to be in the right place at the right time to make a huge play. On Sunday, he hit the QB that caused the ONT that sealed the game. No stat, but a critical play at a critical time. I’ll take substance over stats any day.

  3. By the way, Mingo and Jones are going to be excellent players in this league. Both class guys too.

  4. why do we never see this fact : The Pittsburgh Steelers and UPMC Sports Medicine announced a new program that will raise awareness and promote safe play among high school, middle school and youth football players. AND. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be joining the Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Houston Texans, New York Giants, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers as the first NFL teams to utilize X2 software – which includes the Sideline Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT-3) – through iPads on sidelines during gamedays.

  5. I’m sure almost every team has said their players have had concussion like injuries, don’t make it sound like the steelers invented the saying

  6. He’s just a bit woozy. After watching tape all week, it’s gotta be dizzying trying to pick which turnstile to blow past to flatten Flacco.

  7. Concussion like symptoms. Translation: im not a Dr. However, our team Dr. evaluated the player on the sidelines, and the player displayed symptoms consistent with a concussion so we didn’t put him back on the field. Check the record, the steelers never put any of those players back on the field, that Tomlin described as having concussion like symptoms. The NFL finally has base line tests to use on the sidelines, to determine if a player should be back on the field. However when tomlin used the term concussion like symptoms, there were not guidelines. While it’s possible to determine if a player has symptoms, it’s not possible to determine 100% if a player has a concussion until he sees a neurologist. So if a reporter asks tomlin after the game, does player “X” have a concussion, Tomlin, said the appropriate thing. We may disagree over the terminology, but Tomlin always did the right thing by not putting the player back in the game.

  8. Finally the rat birds and Cleveland clowns bengals actually have a chance to fill in for steelers rightful spot and they can’t guess steelers gonna have to show em how it’s done once again

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