Dolphins’ Byron Jones says he ‘can’t run or bounce’ because of his accidents

Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones posted messages to Twitter on Saturday that bemoaned the bodily toll soccer has taken on his physique and appeared to criticize medical personnel.

“Much has changed in 8 years,” he wrote. “Today I can’t run or jump because of my injuries sustained playing this game. DO NOT take the pills they give you. DO NOT take the injections they give you. If you absolutely must, consult an outside doctor to learn the long-term implications.”

Jones, 30, has began 103 video games over seven NFL seasons, together with 5 with the Dallas Cowboys, who made him a first-round choice (twenty seventh total) within the 2015 draft. He was a Pro Bowl choice for the Cowboys following the 2018 season. 

The former UConn star spent the complete 2022 season on the bodily unable to carry out record as he handled ankle and Achilles points that required surgical procedure.

His tweets got here in response to an NFL publish lauding his efficiency within the broad bounce on the 2015 NFL Combine.

Jones went on to forged doubt on his soccer future, although he didn’t say he was retiring.

“It was an honor and privilege to play in the NFL but it came at a regrettable cost I did not foresee,” Jones wrote. “In my opinion, no amount of professional success or financial gain is worth avoidable chronic pain and disabilities. Godspeed to the draft class of 2023.”

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