Report: Doctor Says NFL Prospect Jarvis Jones Doesn’t Have Serious Spine Injury
Former Georgia All American Jarvis Jones has been doing his best to dispute the notion that his spinal stenosis is causing him to fall off draft boards of NFL teams.
Jones last week blasted anonymous sources who felt the need to suggest that he would fall in the draft because of lingering neck concerns.
Yahoo Sports is reporting that Jones just received a clean bill of health from one of the countries leading Orthopedist, Dr. Craig Brigham.
According to Dan Pompei of the National Football Post, Dr. Craig Brigham sent a report to NFL teams which said that a comprehensive medical evaluation showed “either a very mild incident of spinal cord concussion or merely a stinger that has long since resolved.” Brigham also concluded that even if Jones was injured in the same area again, it would not be a career-ending concern by default.
Finally, Brigham cleared Jones to play “without restriction.”
Even if Jones does have spinal stenosis, it shouldn’t prevent him from excelling in the NFL. Former Chargers offensive tackle Marcus McNeil played 6 pro bowl caliber season with the condition.
The man considered the best tight end in football, Rob Gronkowski, was diagnosed with spinal stenosis before the 2012 NFL Draft, but has yet to suffer any type of back injuries.