Jones tweets that surgery was "great" Tuesday.
Former Washington cornerback Sidney Jones had surgery on his torn Achilles Tuesday and expects to be ready to play his rookie season in the NFL in 2017.
Jones was a consensus first-round pick before suffering the injury during UW’s Pro Day on March 11. Because of the injury, he’s expected to fall to the second or third round in next month’s NFL draft.
In a Twitter message Tuesday, Jones wrote: “Surgery was great. The doctor said that I will for sure be playing this upcoming season.”
ESPN reported Jones is expected to be able to run in four months.
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Before the injury, Jones was ranked as the draft’s No. 1 cornerback by Mike Mayock of the NFL Network.
Jones was a three-year starter at cornerback for the Huskies, leading the team in interceptions as a freshman and sophomore. The Diamond Bar, Calif., product was twice named to the all-Pac-12 first-team and was a second-team All-America selection from the Football Writers and Sports Illustrated last fall, when he had three interceptions with six more pass break-ups.
According to Pro Football Focus, Jones did not allow a single touchdown reception in 2016.