Zay Jones confirms successful surgery
By: Nick Wojton
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones wrapped up a less than stellar rookie season and it was recently reported there might be a reason why.
Jones’ father, former NFL linebacker and three-time Super Bowl winner Robert Jones, said to The Bills Wire that the team’s rookie wide out had a lingering shoulder injury this season which he would have surgery on this Tuesday or today.
The podcast was released on Saturday but neither Jones or the Bills confirmed the news. On Tuesday, Jones confirmed that the surgery, which was reportedly on a torn labrum in Jones’ shoulder, took place.
“Here’s a guy that’s going into surgery on Tuesday to get his shoulder repaired and people hardly knew that he played the entire season with, you know, a torn labrum,” Robert Jones told The Bills Wire.
Among Bills wide receivers, Jones tied Deonte Thompson for the most receptions with 27. Thompson edged out Jones in yards with 430. Thompson also had another 11 grabs in five games with the Chicago Bears before being claim off waivers by the Bills.
Throughout the 2017 season, Jones did not mention the shoulder injury. On Oct. 30, the day after Buffalo’s 34-14 win over the Oakland Raiders, Jones was listed on the team’s injury report with a shoulder injury, however, he was listed as a full participant in practice.
Jones only missed Buffalo’s Week 10 meeting with the New Orleans Saints this year, playing in 15 games. Jones missed that game due to a knee injury.