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Baltimore Ravens starting DT Arthur Jones ruled out with mysterious illness

Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive end Arthur Jones (97) gestures to fans after winning the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Baltimore Ravens will need all hands on deck on defense Thursday night when they face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, but they’ll be without starting defensive end Art Jones, who was ruled out Monday with a mysterious illness. It’s odd that the team won’t disclose what kind of illness it is, or even what effect it’s having on Jones.

Arthur did address his situation on Twitter on Tuesday:

“As many of you know i’m having personal health issues. Please respect my privacy. We as athlete’s go through real life problems also.Thank You all for your love and support. Ravens fans are the best!! See you all on the field soon!!! : ) #Onelove”

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh said he would leave it to Jones to discuss the specifics of his illness.

“It’s not anything that’s life threatening or anything like that, but it’s non-football related,” Harbaugh said. “We’ve just got to get some tests done to make sure he’s OK. And until the tests come out the right way, he’s not going to be able to play. It’s something that I’ve been told now that they can’t tell you how long it’ll be. It could be a week. It could be indefinitely. We don’t think it’s going to be the second part of it, but he’s going to see a specialist here on Wednesday.”

 

 

Topics: Arthur Jones, Baltimore Ravens, NFL

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