Marvin Jones had surgery on his foot over the weekend and it turns out that he’ll likely be out until week five when the Bengals play the Patriots at New England according to Adam Schefter.
Bengals believe WR Marvin Jones, after weekend foot surgery, will miss first three games and should return Oct. 5 after bye vs. New England.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 12, 2014
This news isn’t surprising, even though the Bengals tried to downplay the situation, according to Adam Caplan.
Would be stunning if Marvin Jones returned within 4 weeks. 5th metatarsal recovery for a WR should be at least 6 weeks.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) August 11, 2014
The injury is obviously a blow to the team’s offense, but as I pointed out earlier this morning, I believe the team is built to handle such a loss.
Looking to the bright side of the situation, the Bengals won’t have to place Jones on the I.R. with a designation to return list, which means it’s still available in case the Bengals suffer another, more substantial, injury or if they choose to use it on injured rookie quarterback A.J. McCarron. The Bengals play at Baltimore to start the season and then at home versus the Falcons and Titans before having their bye week. They are capable of winning all three of those games without Jones and, based on the six week timeline, hopefully Jones could use both week three and the bye week to get healthy enough to play against the Patriots.