Aug 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) looks on from the sidelines against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The New York Giants won 18-13. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Jarvis Jones to be released from hospital today


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:

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.

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