Sidney Jones, a top corner prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft was carted off the field at the Washington pro day with an apparent leg injury.
Washington CB Sidney Jones, consensus first-round NFL draft prospect, leaves pro day on a cart after suffering apparent left leg injury. pic.twitter.com/t0DPc70tAL
— Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) March 11, 2017
Prior to the injury it was expected that Jones was going to be taken in the first round of the upcoming draft. That seems off the table now as the NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah has tweeted that he’s received ‘a bunch of texts’ from scouts believing Jones suffered a significant lower leg injury.
Getting a bunch of texts from scouts at UW & it sounds like Sidney Jones suffered a significant lower leg injury. Feel terrible for him.
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 11, 2017
If the rumors are true this could be devastating for Jones, a payday and a guaranteed contract heading into camp.
UPDATE: According to reports, Jones suffered a torn Achilles. This would effectively end his 2017 season.
Just had NFL source (in attendance at Washington pro day) text:
"It's a torn Achilles" he was told for CB Sidney Jones. As feared.
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) March 11, 2017