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Abry Jones injury: Georgia DE plans on playing in Capital One Bowl

The senior defensive end is going to give it a go in Georgia's final game of the season.

Scott Cunningham

Nobody will ever call Abry Jones soft or a quitter after the Capital One Bowl.

Jones, who has been out of action for over two months following ankle surgery, will play in the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. How much time will see is another story entirely and up to head coach Mark Richt more than anything, but Jones will be ready to go when his name is called according to the coach. Per AJC.com:

"Ever since he got hurt his attitude was, ‘I want to get back and I want to play,’ and he’s been working toward that the entire time. I really don’t know how much he’ll be able to play or what kind of stamina he’ll have. But he wants to play and the plan is to play him. As practices go on we’ll have a little better gauge what that might look like. For now, just the thought of him fighting like mad to get back on the field is a sign of his integrity and his love of the game and his love of Georgia."

This is completely unexpected news out of the Georgia Bulldogs, since it was basically thought that Jones had played his final game in Athens.

Jones had injured his left ankle in an SEC contest against the Kentucky Wildcats back in October and appeared to be lost for the remainder of his senior season. Now, he's ready to return even if just for a few plays here and there to help his teammates, he says. Per AJC.com:

"I’ve been moving around a little bit. . . . It’s my senior year and I missed so much and I just want to play one more game with the fellas. If I feel confident enough and they let me play, I’m going to play. That’s what I want to do. But it’s just how I feel pretty much."

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