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Ricky Seals-Jones tweets surgery’s in the offing

Ricky Seals-Jones, Bryce Callahan AP

Tuesday night, Kevin Sumlin acknowledged that he and Texas A&M’s medical staff have been involved in discussions regarding a medical redshirt for touted true freshman Ricky Seals-Jones, who’s been dealing with a lingering knee injury.

Very early Thursday morning, the wide receiver seemed to confirm it’s doubtful he’ll see the field again in 2013.

In a tweet posted to his Twitter account, Seals-Jones indicated he will undergo a medical procedure to correct the knee issue.  The specific nature or extent of the injury has been divulged by neither the player nor the team.

https://twitter.com/RickySealsJones/status/380542455474446337

“I feel/love the 12ThMan support ! Thanks for a the good luck tweets! Really appreciate it #trulyblessed,” the receiver wrote in a subsequent tweet.

For what it’s worth, A&M has yet to confirm Seals-Jones will be forced to undergo surgery.  Even minor surgery, though, would likely knock him out for at least a couple of games, making it highly unlikely that the football program would burn a season of eligibility on a truncated season.

Jones played in A&M’s season opener against Rice, but sat against Sam Houston State because of the knee injury.  He then saw little action in the loss to Alabama.  If Jones plays in less than three games this season, he would qualify for a medical redshirt and therefore maintain four years of eligibility beginning in 2014.

Rivals.com had the Sealy, Tex., product as a four-star member of A&M’s 2013 recruiting class, rated as the No. 2 wide receiver in the country and the No. 40 player at any position.  In the opener, Jones took a pass 71 yards for a touchdown against Rice on his third touch of the game.  He had three catches for 84 yards in that game; those are his only catches this season.

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3 Responses to “Ricky Seals-Jones tweets surgery’s in the offing”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 19, 2013 5:16 PM

    That’s really too bad. He is a huge talent and a big recruiting win for Sumlin. Everybody wanted this kid.

    Also it takes away a weapon from Manziel. Mike Evans is obviously the main target but RSJ was a guy that defenses couldn’t ignore due to his size and speed.

    Good luck to him on his surgery and we’ll be waiting next year.

  2. amosalanzostagg says: Sep 19, 2013 7:13 PM

    8to8,

    Evans is a special player but Kennedy in the slot is not shabby. Sumlin is building a strong foundation there at A&M.

  3. thirty2ncountin says: Sep 19, 2013 9:16 PM

    That $600,000 he received to play for a&m should cover those medical expenses.

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