Combine physical shows Jones fracture in Van Jefferson’s foot

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One of the receivers from a deep group of appealing prospects for this year’s draft is going to be out of commission for a while.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that doctors in Indianapolis found a Jones fracture in former Florida wide receiver Van Jefferson’s foot during his medical check at the Scouting Combine. Jefferson needs to have surgery next week and he is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks after having the injury repaired.

That makes it unlikely that Jefferson, who is the son of former NFL wideout and current Jets wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, will be able to do more than meet with teams before the draft gets underway in Las Vegas.

Jefferson opened his college days at Ole Miss, but played his final two years at Florida after transferring. He had 84 catches for 1,160 yards and 12 touchdowns with the Gators.

6 responses to “Combine physical shows Jones fracture in Van Jefferson’s foot

  1. Loved his Dad when he played for the Pats. Glad he’s still involved in the game.

    Same for his son to have an injury at such a crucial time in his life. Hope he still gets drafted

  2. Funny. When I read Van Jefferson I thought to myself “I wonder if he’s Shawn Jefferson’s….” YUP.

    Now we need a Coup Brisby to balance things out.

  3. This likely pushes him into the 4th-5th round area.
    I’d love for the Jags to land this guy (if they don’t go WR early like Ruggs or Lamb)

  4. Worst case the foot is casted for 6-12 weeks which puts him out of the cast & rehabbing in early June. Shouldn’t affect draft status at all as he’ll be running on it by TC without significant risk of re-injury.

  5. Jones Fracture???
    Sounds similar to when the auto mechanic says you need a new “Johnson Rod”.

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