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Jones on Injury: ‘It’s Really Bad’

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/capturedimages.biz

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/capturedimages.biz

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It’s fair to say that Jermaine Jones isn’t optimistic about returning to the pitch anytime soon after suffering a left groin strain during Sunday’s draw to the Galaxy.

Just after the half-hour mark, Jones pulled up with a limp before falling to the pitch in noticeable pain. He immediately called for a substitute, and moments later, he was on his way to the Revolution locker room to be examined by the club’s medical staff.

While coach Jay Heaps offered a flat “no comment” with respect to the prognosis on his midfielder’s injury, Jones didn’t hold back from giving his opinion on the extent of the injury.

“Trust me, it’s really bad,” Jones said. “I don’t feel really good with it. I worked to come back, and felt good, and now I have more pain than before. Nobody’s happy with that. It’s not good.”

Jones missed the first five games of the season as he recovered from sports hernia surgery, which he underwent in February. The 33-year-old midfielder later admitted he played with a sports hernia during the entire 2014 calendar year.

Following Sunday’s match, Jones was asked about how the pain associated with the sports hernia compared to that of the left groin strain.

“I feel the same pain that I got before the surgery,” Jones said. “This time, I feel it a little bit more than before I got the operation. I cannot move and put my leg up, so I feel that I’m not able to keep going.”

Jones was supposed to join the U.S. ahead of its friendlies against the Netherlands (Jun. 5) and Germany (Jun. 10), but he admitted that his status for those matches is cloudy at best.

“I knew it, the pain, what I got before was not so much pain like I have right now, so I knew it that something happened,” Jones said. “Now tomorrow we have to take some pictures, and see how bad it is.”

One Comment

  1. Robert

    June 1, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    That stinks – the front four of Davies, Agudelo, Bunbury, Nguyen along with the midfield pairing of Jones and Caldwell really make for a dynamic attack so let’s cross our fingers and hope Jermaine is back within the month. The team has been in a little funk the last five games and we’ve lost once. That says this a pretty good team when healthy.

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