Felix Jones Injury Update: Knee Strain, Week 4 Status Uncertain

Midwest Sports FansAnalyst ISeptember 29, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: Felix Jones #28 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball 40 yards in the 3rd quarter against Richard Marshall #31 and Julius Peppers #90 of the Carolina Panthers at Cowboys Stadium on September 28, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

As anyone who has followed my fantasy football predictions knows, I have been high on Cowboys’ RB Felix Jones ever since the offseason. 

And proving that I don’t just talk the talk, but also walk the walk, Jones is the only player I have in each of the six leagues I am in this year.

While Jones' production has been hampered by the fact that he is part of an amazing three-man backfield in Dallas — where there simply aren’t enough touches to go around — he has still been explosive enough in limited touches to provide solid flex value through three games.

However, one of the main knocks on Jones coming into the season has been his inability to stay healthy, and that could hinder his value moving forward.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN Dallas, Jones was injured last night during the Cowboys’ victory over the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football. The latest injury update on Felix Jones is that he has a knee strain, but that it could turn into something serious.

Werder cites Jerry Jones as saying he is “concerned about the severity” of the injury. Felix was reportedly unable to loosen his left knee after the injury occurred last night. He will have an MRI today to assess the severity of the injury.

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I, of course, will keep a close on this one, considering Jones’ value to me in each of my leagues. I’ll update this post when more information is available.

For the season, Felix Jones is averaging a ridiculous 10.1 yards per carry on 21 carries to go along with one rushing TD. He also has one reception for 20 yards. During his short career, Jones has a 9.4 yard per carry average on 51 carries. Ridiculous.

Hopefully he can get back on the field soon.


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