Just a "mid foot sprain.........NOT a Lisfranc"???? Right! Didn't make any sense. Now he's been placed on permanent IR and going in for surgery on his Lisfranc. The delayed surgery will very likely compromise his eventual functional outcome. Ideally, a Lisfranc in a serious athlete should be taken to surgery within 12-24 hours following injury, or by 7-10 days when most of the acute swelling has subsided.
Jones-Drew's injury was originally feared as a Lisfranc injury, but the Jaguars denied those reports and insisted he would make it back before the end of the season. After returning to practice last week, Jones-Drew sat out the home finale against the New England Patriots and now his 2012 season is over.
Jones-Drew ended the 2012 season with 414 rushing yards, which oddly enough still leads the team in rushing for the season. The Jaguars have been hit hard with injuries at the running back position.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is having surgery on his left foot and will be out at least until May.
Injuries are a part of football, but these players have been hit particularly hard.
The Jaguars (2-13) placed Jones-Drew on injured reserve Friday, two days before the season finale at Tennessee.
But keeping him on the active roster for two months after the Oct. 21 injury - and during the worst season in franchise history - surely creates questions about whether the team botched the whole thing.
Coach Mike Mularkey says Jones-Drew ran again Monday and complained of soreness, so the team sent him to Charlotte, N.C., for a checkup. Renowned foot specialist Dr. Bob Anderson told the Jaguars that the foot wasn't healing as well as expected, so they opted for surgery.
Mularkey says Jones-Drew will be ''hopefully back by May, late May, early June.''