Washington cornerback Sidney Jones appears to be making solid progress in his return from a torn Achilles. Jones suffered the injury on March 11 at the Washington Pro Day. On Tuesday, his agent emailed out a medical report from the doctor that offers some optimism.
The report says that he is moving into partial weight-bearing with boot, and will move on to full weight bearing over the next two weeks. He will continue with the boot for four weeks, and at eight weeks, “he will begin ambulating in a shoe” and begin pool therapy and stationary bike exercise. The doctor reported that continued progression at his current rate would mean a return to full activity in four-to-six months. Here’s the full report.
Here is the most recent medical report from Dr. Anderson on CB Sidney Jones, sent to 32 teams yesterday. It lays out the 4-6 month timeline pic.twitter.com/Ow67eax5Ch— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2017
Following news of the injury, there was talk that Jones would slide out of the first round, and potentially beyond day two as well. It is still possible he slides beyond the third round, but I think we see someone late in the second or in the third willing to roll the dice on him.
This report makes for an interesting decision as the season approaches for whomever drafts Jones. He’ll likely open training camp on the NFI list. My guess is he misses the first six weeks while on the list, but if his progress remains steady, is off the list sometime in October or November.