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Jaguars RB Jones-Drew has foot surgery

4:10 PM, Dec 28, 2012   |    comments
Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs the ball as he's tackled by Jerrell Freeman #50 of the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 23, 2012. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is having surgery on his left foot and will be out at least until May.
 
The Jaguars (2-13) placed Jones-Drew on injured reserve Friday, two days before the season finale at Tennessee.
 
But keeping him on the active roster for two months after the Oct. 21 injury - and during the worst season in franchise history - surely creates questions about whether the team botched the whole thing.
 
Coach Mike Mularkey says Jones-Drew ran again Monday and complained of soreness, so the team sent him to Charlotte, N.C., for a checkup. Renowned foot specialist Dr. Bob Anderson told the Jaguars that the foot wasn't healing as well as expected, so they opted for surgery.
 
Mularkey says Jones-Drew will be "hopefully back by May, late May, early June."

Associated Press

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