Since losing 2014 to a broken left foot, Jones has only missed 1 game because of injury over 3 seasons. That came via a Week 12 thigh bruise in 2016. The coming season brings a challenge from WR Kenny Golladay, who appears to be ascending into his 2nd year. He could particularly threaten Jones' red-zone role. Detroit also let TE Eric Ebron walk in the offseason, though, and remained the league's 2nd most pass-heavy offense in 2017.
|Projected Missed||Probability of injury per game ?||Probablity of injury in the season ?|
|Nov 30, 2016||Leg Thigh Bruise||Jones bruised his thigh in Week 12 and missed the following game.|
|Dec 30, 2015||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Jones dealt with hamstring trouble heading into Week 17 but played in the game. It's not clear when he sustained the injury or which leg was affected.|
|May 20, 2015||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Jones "tweaked" a hamstring in May and wasn't cleared to participate in OTAs. The issue lingered off-and-on into August and popped up in season but never cost him any games.|
|Aug 9, 2014||Pedal Foot Fracture||Jones suffered a left foot fracture in August, requiring surgery to have a pin inserted. He returned to practice after the Week 4 bye but re-injured his ankle and missed the rest of the season.|
|Mar 26, 2014||Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2||Jones injured his right ankle in a March workout. He returned to practice on it multiple times but eventually needed surgery to remove bone chips. The ankle cost Jones the 1st preseason game and landed him on IR in October.|
|Oct 21, 2012||Knee MCL Tear Grade 3||Jones sprained his right MCL on the opening kickoff in Week 7. He missed 3 more games after the Week 8 bye and then played just 9 snaps in his Week 12 return.|