Washington cornerback Sidney Jones went down with a brutal leg injury during his pro day this week, and now it’s rumored to be a torn Achilles.
Well if there was ever worse injury news for a player, this will certainly hit the top of the ladder. University of Washington cornerback Sidney Jones was injured Saturday, as he was wrapping up his pro day event for the Huskies. Eric Edholm of Yahoo! Sports tweeted out shortly after the injury that was as bad as expected.
Jones, a projected first-round pick, was working on defensive back drills when he fell and immediately grabbed his leg in pain. He had to be carted off the field, where he was taken for further testing. After word started getting out about the severity of his injury, it’s believed that his draft stock could take a dive because of it. Obviously, nobody will know anything for sure, until after an MRI has been completed.
A report from Yahoo! Sports revealed that Jones struggled during the NFL scouting combine, and was simply trying to make his best effort on Saturday when the injury occurred. Early Sunday morning, Jones took to Twitter to thank everyone for the support they’ve shown over the injury.
Jones, a 6-foot-0 junior out of California, racked up a few honors during his time with the Huskies. He was twice named to the First-Team All Pac-12 in 2015 and 2016. Last season, he started all 14 games for Washington, and forced a fumble during the Pac-12 Championship Game against colorado.
If you like to look at the annual mock drafts that are published by ESPN’s Mel Kipers and others, you’ll notice he’s an early first-round prospect in most of them. It definitely hurts for Jones, but he could still possibly get lucky and come out with a decent spot.