It’s hard to believe that a running back with the body of a 23 year old is having to defend his health, but Jacksonville Jaguars‘ Maurice Jones-Drew did just that.
“I got a lot of national media out of that 23-year-old comment. That’s awesome,’’ he said.
“I just want to get back out there and play. That’s my goal. I want to be back out there with my teammates. I miss those guys not being able to do battle with them. That was tough, especially the year we had.’’
Jones-Drew had season-edning Lisfranc surgery in 2012, but he isn’t worried about the foot headed into the 2013 season.
“The foot feels great,” Jones-Drew told The Florida Times-Union.
MJD has only played in 5 games since December of 2011 and is looking to rebound and possible recapture some of that magic that helped him rush for 1,606 yards one season. The Jacksonville Jaguars need offensive weapons and could use a healthy Jones-Drew back in the line up. If he is unable to perform it might end his time in Jacksonville.
Jones-Drew didn’t want to talk about his alleged scuffle with a restaurant security guard. Their still haven’t been charges filed.
“They’re still doing their investigation and waiting to see how it goes,” said MJD.