Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was injured late in the team’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs after recording an interception that was ultimately canceled out by a pass interference call.
Jones stayed down on the field after the return and he was down for the day with what was described as a chest injury.
Later in the night, it was discovered that Jones needed to be transported to the hospital for additional evaluation and he ended up needed to spend the night. Today, Jones is scheduled to be released.
The news comes from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports:
Steelers LB Jarvis Jones scheduled to be released from hospital today. tests last night were inconclusive as his chest injury was evaluated
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 25, 2013
With Jones’ chest injury being “inconclusive” we don’t know much more information about his status, but it does make you believe that the injury may not be too severe. At least that is the hope.
Once Jones is back to 100 percent, he will see plenty of playing time on the Steelers defense. The first-round pick has already been a difference maker in just three preseason games.