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Matt Jones Suffers AC Sprain Against Jets


After gaining 31 yards on seven carries in the first quarter of the Redskins' Week 2 preseason game with the New York Jets, Matt Jones came out of the game with an AC sprain.

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"As I went on (it) kind of went up," Jones said. "Then I just settled down with it now, so I've got some flexibility now. So I mean, it's not as bad as it was."

Jones on Friday evening suffered an AC sprain in his left shoulder against the New York Jets. The timetable for his healthy return is not yet known, but the University of Florida product said that for the most part he has range of motion outside of being able to "raise my hand."

After a difficult preseason opener in which he managed to gain just one yard on two carries, Jones was getting into a groove against the Jets.

On his seven carries against New York's stingy run defense, Jones tallied 31 yards.

"It's a little frustrating because we had a good drive going," Jones said. "I couldn't finish the drive just because of that. So I mean, I was a little down on myself. But, you know, things happen so I moved onto the next play and I'm ready to get better."

He also thought that had he been healthy, he could have played even more in the game.

"We're just fitting our new schemes in, our new blocking schemes," Jones said. "I think we ran the ball well, the running backs behind me, too, ran the ball pretty good, too, but I feel like I could have had some more opportunities to break some more runs."

Jones was sidelined for the remainder of the game, but he didn't want to remain inside the locker room for the second of what would become a 22-18 comeback victory for the Redskins.

The 6-foot-2, 232 pounder looked on as Chris Thompson, Keith Marshall, Robert Kelley and Mack Brown joined forces to collect 59 rushing yards on 19 carries.

"I wanted to be back out there with the guys and keeping (with) the game and keeping the young guys going," Jones said.

The hope moving forward is that Jones' time in rehab won't be long and he'll be back soon to continue his progression as the team's No. 1 running back in just his sophomore season.

"We'll get him checked out, get him rehabbed and hopefully he won't be out too long," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said. 

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