Bills' WR Jones Doesn't Expect to Miss 6 Weeks
The Buffalo Bills have been hit pretty hard with injuries to the wide receiver group, and one of those players affected offered up some encouraging news on Wednesday.
Second-year wideout Donald Jones told reporters that his high ankle sprain was feeling better, and that he doesn't believe the injury will force him to miss the maximum of his four-to-six week diagnosis.
"Things are moving a lot faster than expected. Trying to get back as fast as possible, but not rush it where I get hurt again," Jones said. "We don't think it will be six weeks at all. We'll see how I feel in the next two weeks."
Out of his walking boot and without a wrap on his ankle, the wideout is doing more and more to rehab the injured ankle.
"Right now, I'm in the pool doing a lot of things in the pool," he said. "I'm about to go in the weight room and do some squatting and things like that, so that's the next step."
Jones said while many of his teammates will be venturing home for the weekend off, he'll remain in Buffalo rehabbing his injury. It was his first starting opportunity of his young NFL career, and Jones admitted it did hurt not being able to contribute.
"To stand and watch your team -- it sucks," he said. "For me, it's definitely hard to have to sit and watch especially when the team loses. Not just my chance, I just want to be out there you know helping the team out. As far as my chance to shine as an NFL receiver, it's tough for me. But I'll bounce back. I have the whole second half and the whole playoff push."
Jones did not offer up any time-frame for a potential return at this point in time.
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