Steelers Injury Update: Jarvis Jones Diagnosed With A Concussion Wednesday Evening

It was a bit of a surprise when Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones showed up Wednesday on the injury report with a head injury as head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t mention him during his Tuesday press conference. According to Missi Matthews of, Jones was diagnosed with a concussion Wednesday evening.

This will certainly get a few headlines as several will wonder why it took so long for the Georgia product to get diagnosed. Jones played 33 snaps in the Sunday win over the New York Jets and was on the field for the Steelers final defensive play in which he forced an interception on.

Jones was also on the field for the final punt by Zoltan Mesko as well.

We should know soon whether or not Jones practiced on Thursday and if he didn’t, there is a good chance he will miss the game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. If that were to happen, Jason Worilds would get the start in his place.

  • Lamarr56

    Damn, I had a feeling it would be a concussion. Hopefully, Worlids can carry his momentum from last game into this weeks game vs Baltimore.

  • Dr. Doom

    Come on 93, better bring it or you will hear me booing I will be not far behind you

  • steeltown

    Yea…and now Carter and Sly are our primary backups at OLB… yippee

  • J&LSteeler

    I hope it is not the case, just coincidence, but JJ is starting be injury prone.

  • SteelersDepot

    how can a player that has yet to miss a regular season game be called injury prone?

  • Mike Sweeney

    he’s probably, referring to the giants game, where he took a helmet to his heart. I wouldn’t say in injury proned either.

  • J&LSteeler

    Do you have to miss games to be injury prone? Little nicks and bruises, or with nagging injuries can keep you from playing at 100%. Just ask Lamar (hamstring) and Troy (calf). His several little injuries as compared to his tenure is starting to be concerning, that’s all I’m saying.

  • steeltown

    Im not sure any player in the NFL ever plays at 100%.. maybe at the beginning of OTAs.. or backups coming off the bench

  • Eric

    I hope Worlids has a breakout game. He has more sacks than JJ (1) and more tackles per minutes played than JJ also. Many of us think he is invisible, but he is usually productive when he is in the game.

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  • Dr. Doom

    Gotta love those arm chair gms

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  • sean mcmartin

    bad news..was looking forward to watching him get to Flacco.

  • Jeff

    Darn, really wanted him to play in this game. We need somebody to replace James as far as reaking havoc on Joe “I’m number 1” Flacco.

  • Mike Carroll

    I really like this spot for Worilds. He’s been pushed to the curb a bit by the coaches and fans, but he’s a better pass rusher than JJ is right now. I expect Worilds will take advantage of his opportunity.

  • dgh57

    More than half the team must be injury prone then if we’re now counting nicks & bruises as being injury prone!

  • J&LSteeler

    Judging by the sorry record, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the whole team. But any time you get carted off, that’s more severe than a nick or a bruise. I was trying to understate it, duh.

  • Intropy

    One sack vs zero sacks is small sample size theater. Tackles per minute is just really odd. Tackles per play would be a better measure, but then tackles differ substantially in quality.

    It’s still a relatively small sample, but much more meaningful is that Jarvis Jones gets one pressure per ten rushes while Jason Worilds gets one pressure per fourteen rushes.

  • greeny

    I agree with you. I understand everyone is googoogaga over JJ but I consider him a bust at this point. When I saw the injury report yesterday I though he sustained some sort of neck injury as he quickly turned his head around every time he ran by the QB or ball carrier.

  • Dr. Doom

    ridiculous assessment 5 games and he is a bust I guess Troy is terrible being that he didn’t start his rookie season and barely did anything. Sit down and shh

  • greeny

    You are right. That is harsh, but he has been disappointing thus far.

  • MC

    I think Worilds will play well. Jones might be the future, but Worlids is the better player at this present time in my opinion.

  • Eric

    Yes it is a small sample. I do not have the tackles per snap data, but please share it if you have it.

  • Eric

    One thing is for certain, Worlids needs to step it up right now or he probably will not be getting another contract in the Burgh. Sean Lee is tearing it up in Dallas.

  • Johnny Loose

    Dang, seeing him steamroll Flacco would have made an awesome first sack. Next time.

  • Intropy

    Sure thing; I have the snap numbers but not the tackle numbers, which I assume you already have to calculate tackles per minute (and I hope they’re separated into defensive and special teams).

    Jason Worilds has 138 snaps on defense and Jarvis Jones has 197. They also have 60 and 79 special teams plays respectively.

  • Eric

    JW has 8 solo and 6 assisted tackles in 198 snaps including special teams. 7.07% of plays result in a tackle. JJ has 16 solo and 2 assisted. That is 6.52% of his plays resulting in tackles. It is closer than I thought and I do not know how much special teams skews the numbers, but Worlids is more productive on defense so far.