Maurice Jones-Drew injury: Jaguars RB gets boot off this week

Cary Emondson-US PRESSWIRE

The Jaguars running back missed 10 games in 2012.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew missed the final 10 games of the season in 2012 with a foot injury that required surgery after the season. Jones-Drew was relegated to a boot on his foot and the use of a scooter to get around, but later this week will have the boot removed and can begin the rehab process.

"I've had some conversations with him," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley told Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union. "I know Maurice's past history is that he leans up as he gets closer to the season. I know this is probably challenging for him to be in the boot and not be doing things physically. But I totally trust him. When he has the time, he'll be ready to go."

Despite missing over half the season last year, Jones-Drew still led the Jaguars in rushing yardage, which speaks to how poor the Jaguars offense was in 2012.

Jones-Drew is entering the final year of his contract and will be scheduled for free agency after the 2013 season.

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