After injuring his left Achilles Tendon on Pro Day, Washington Huskies CB Sidney Jones IV Surgery Succeeded
University of Washington Huskies heading to the NFL Draft need good health insurance. Edge rusher Joe Mathis fell to foot injury as he burst onto the NCAA as a top pass rusher. Wide Receiver John Ross recovered from knee injury, but scheduled shoulder surgery after Pro Day.
Top rated cornerback had escaped the injury bug, until the last drill of pro day. Then, his worst nightmare occurred. He fell clutching his left ankle. All in attendance knew what that meant.
The road back from an Achilles Tendon rupture is a long arduous journey. But the key is the surgery. Successful operations set the stage for a solid rehabilitation. So everyone waited for the news that arrived yesterday.
and to commemorate the news, Fox Sports created a “get well” video of 2017 NFL Draft colleagues wishing him a speedy recovery.
The journey back will be approximately 6 months. That includes rehab and retraining. But the toughest part is the mental aspects as a result of the injury. Learning to trust pushing off, and to warm up appropriately, is as much of a hurdle as the first steps.
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But Sidney Jones IV is a Husky, and that means he is a true competitor. He’ll do this. Similar to the Achilles Tendon recovery of Michael Crabtree, who fell in May and returned by early December. Jones is likely looking at an early October return to football.
While that will definitely derail his ability to immediately contribute, he should be able to perform as a slot corner by mid season. For a rookie joining the NFL, that may be a good and happy ending after all.