Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones suffered a dislocated wrist on September 21st during the team's 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday Night Football - an injury that landed him on the injured reserve (with a designation to return).
However, that return might not come during the 2014 NFL season.
“I hope he can, but we’ll see,” Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler said to ESPN.com. “A linebacker’s got to be able to use his hands. If he can’t use his hands, he can’t play. He’s defenseless, and we’re not going to put him on the field if he’s defenseless so we’ll see.”
A lot of it will have to do with just how much dexterity Jones has in the wrist if/when he gets back on the practice field this year.
"We’ll find out when he comes back and see how he can use the hands, how much it’s going to affect his wrist and the scar tissue in his wrist,” Butler said.
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