September 17th Update
A short piece posted on the Schalke website yesterday (9/16) revealed that Jones is NOT slated for a second surgery. However, all is not well with the metal plate that was inserted in his leg. Here is a quote from the Schalke update:
During surgery at the end of June the midfielder had a metal plate inserted that is now causing him problems. There are no plans to perform a second operation, however. The 27-year-old will spend the next three weeks working with Egil Eliassen, the new head of the physiotherapy department, in an attempt to remedy the problem.
[TSG: Originally posted on September 14th]
A big thank you to Goal.com (via German publication Bild) who alerted us this morning that everyone’s favorite German might be delayed even further in reaching the U.S.
Good job on getting that out there Goal.com–thank you.
The US hasn’t had an injury saga like this since the days of standout Claudio Reyna.