Originally written January 30, 2013 on Patriots Life:
The Patriots can breathe a sigh of relief because reportedly defensive end Chandler Jones will not need surgery for either of his ankles. The Patriots really lacked an effective pass rush from week 6 and on when Jones went down with a bad ankle. Directly after the Patriots loss to the Ravens, Jones told members of the media he was going to seek medical attention from team doctors to see whether or not he needed surgery. Of course, as we now know the news is good, but with the ankle being a vital part of the position Jones struggled the second half of the year accounting for just nine tackles and no sacks. Jones, after becoming healthy enough to play, injured his other ankle in just his second game back while versing the Texans in the playoffs. Although he practiced all week leading up to the Ravens game his snaps were limited to just two come game time and the result was a Joe Flacco jersey that didn’t even need to be put in the washing machine. Jones, before the injury, ha...
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