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Jets RB Jones injures right leg during running backs drill

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- New York Jets running back Thomas Jones
limped off the practice field after injuring his lower right leg
Sunday.

There was no immediate word on the nature or severity of the
injury, but it appeared to be either to his ankle or calf. Jones
wasn't made available to the media, and coach Eric Mangini had
already addressed the media before practice.

Jones was untouched during running back drills when he went to
plant his right foot and fell. He immediately took off his helmet
and untied his shoe before he was examined by a trainer, who
wrapped his lower right leg.

Jones, acquired from Chicago to give New York a bona fide No. 1
back, limped off the field to the sideline and had a more
substantial wrap placed around the leg.

Jones spent the rest of practice on the sidelines, working the
hand bike and stretching. He walked very gingerly, but was able to
put weight on the leg. Jones also was clearly able to move his
ankle.