Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones struggled in his regular season finale, a struggle that continued into the postseason as Jones and his Packers battled the San Francisco 49ers in a heartbreaking loss.
The veteran receiver did haul in six receptions against the Chicago Bears during Green Bay’s final game of the regular season, but only amassed 41 yards in the process. Things got worse against San Francisco as James only grabbed two balls for 20 yards – though the lack of production could be explained due to James playing with broken ribs.
The 29-year-old free agent to be said he suffered two broken ribs during Green Bay’s Week 16 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was coughing up blood the following day:
Turns out the veteran receiver broke two ribs in the Packers game against Pittsburgh Dec. 22 and was spitting up up blood the next day.
But he practiced and played through it – and so it never had to show up on the injury report or be known to the public.
Pretty tough sledding by Jones, though I’m not sure the NFL will be thrilled to hear such announced publicly.