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Maurice Jones-Drew injury: Jaguars' RB having surgery, likely out until May

The superstar Jacksonville running back hasn't appeared in game action for more than two months, and now faces a long rehabilitation program before he can get back on the field.


Jacksonville Jaguars' running back Maurice Jones-Drew is undergoing surgery today in North Carolina to help the healing process on his ailing foot.

The Jags announced via Twitter today that Jones-Drew would have surgery in Charlotte, which would keep him off the field until May. The team has certainly missed his production on the field this season, as they rank 30th in the NFL with just 83.1 rushing yards per season. The Jaguars placed Jones-Drew on injured reserve earlier Friday.

MJD hasn't been in a game since October 21 against the Oakland Raiders, a 26-23 overtime loss for the Jags. The running back injured his left foot on the first drive of the game and departed after just two carries. Over five games in 2012, Jones-Drew rolled up 414 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 86 carries and 14 receptions. The seventh-year player out of UCLA had hit the 1,000 yard rushing mark in each of the previous three seasons, including a spectacular 15 touchdown performance in 2009.