By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
2:29 PM EDT, September 16, 2013
Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones is uncertain when he'll be able to get back on the field after suffering a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee against the Denver Broncos.
The Pro Bowl kick returner is expected to miss four to six weeks with the injury and won't require surgery, according to sources.
Jones is rehabilitating his knee, which remains in a brace.
"Honestly, I can't even predict when it's going to be," said Jones, who got hurt when rookie safety Brynden Trawick crashed into him accidentally while he was signaling for a fair catch. "It's in the good Lord's hands and I'm just trying to rehab it and get better. I've never had a knee injury this bad. I've had my nicks and bruises before."
With Jones sidelined, the Ravens re-signed wide receiver Tandon Doss to become the primary kickoff and punt returner, and he averaged 14.3 yards on three punt returns Sunday with two fair catches.
Jones, who had three returns for scores during the regular season last year and scored on a kick return and touchdown catch in Super Bowl XLVII, says he's keeping his spirits up, especially after the Ravens' 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns.
"Why is it tough luck?" Jones said Sunday when asked about the collision that caused his injury. "Things happen, it's football. Everything happens for a reason. My boys played well and we got the win."