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Jones to Miss 4-6 Weeks Following Surgery

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

At the start of preseason camp, Revolution coach Jay Heaps spoke about how excited he was to have designated player Jermaine Jones at his disposal this winter. But on Tuesday, it became clear that Heaps won’t have that opportunity after all.

After undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the Revolution confirmed that their gritty and ambitious midfielder will be forced to miss the next 4-6 weeks, including the first few games of the regular season.

The 33-year-old midfielder originally suffered the injury last February during his time with Turkish side Besiktas. He played through it during the United States’ World Cup campaign, and continued to stay on the pitch after joining the Revolution last August.

But after enduring the injury for the past year, Jones announced on Monday via Instagram that he will need surgery. Following the procudure, Jones returned to Instagram to post a picture of himself post-surgery with the caption, “I’m done! The Machine is back!!! #revs #MLS.”

Jones went the full 90 for the U.S. in Sunday’s 2-0 win, and also went the entirety of a 2-1 loss to Chile on Jan. 28.

Since arriving in New England last summer, Jones has not missed a match for the Revolution. His importance to the squad’s fortunes were undeniable after the Revolution went 11-2-2 with him on the field down the stretch and during the postseason.

With Jones due to miss the first portion of the season, veteran midfielder Daigo Kobayashi will likely be asked to fill Jones’ spot in his absence.

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