Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott recently announced that wide receiver Zay Jones underwent knee surgery. Jones will miss the rest of the spring.
On Thursday afternoon, Sean McDermott announced that wide receiver Zay Jones underwent knee surgery and will be out for the rest of the spring.
McDermott would not comment on whether or not Jones had any ligament damage. It’s also unclear on when this questionable injury took place.
“It’s just something that’s been ongoing a little bit, it is something that we wanted to get done now so that he could be squared away moving forward,” McDermott said on Thursday.
There is some speculation that Jones played through an injured knee in his rookie season. It could possibly be that the injury took place in Week 9 against the Jets on Thursday Night Football.
Jones is entering his second NFL season and has had an eventful offseason so far. Earlier this offseason, Jones underwent surgery on his shoulder to repair a torn labrum. Jones was also arrested after his infamous incident in a Los Angeles hotel back in March. The charges against Jones were later dropped.
The injury to Jones’ knee could only hurt his cause though. It’s a chance for rookie wide receiver Austin Proehl to show the coaching staff what he’s got. With Jones out, the second wide receiver spot battle begins with Proehl and former New York Jet Jeremy Kerley. It could happen that when the season starts Jones could find himself being the third or fourth wide receiver on the depth chart.
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In the 2017 NFL Draft, Jones was a second-round pick out of the University of Eastern Carolina. He finished his rookie year with 27 catches for 316 yards and two touchdowns.