More questions surface about health of Maurice Jones-Drew’s knee

July 30, 2010 - Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America - 30 July 2010: Maurice Jones-Drew.

From Rotoworld:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that there are “questions and doubts around the league” regarding the health of Maurice Jones-Drew’s knee.

Schefter confirms that Jones-Drew will start Sunday, but it sounds like there is serious concern about whether he’ll be 100 percent. It’s never a good sign when a running back has a knee injury, period. We can’t imagine sitting MJD in such a favorable matchup (the Broncos’ front seven is incredibly weak), but it’s a situation to track closely early in the year. Jones-Drew owners must grab Rashad Jennings. Deep leaguers can pick up Deji Karim.

MJD said Monday that the knee is a “non-issue” and that there have been a lot of false reports surrounding his health. He claims the reason he didn’t play in preseason was because he was resting and that coincides with what the Jaguars have said all along as well.

As of now, we don’t know whom to believe. MJD says he’s fine, but Schefter is usually on the money with his reports and he never releases anything prematurely. Maybe MJD did injure the knee in practice and as an extra percussion, the Jags decided to hold him out in preseason. I doubt that they would risk serious injury if he couldn’t play, but Schefter’s report is worrisome to say the least.

I guess we’ll find out in four days what the true story is.

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