Yesterday The Houston Roughnecks traveled up to Arlington to take on the Dallas Renegades in the first of two Texas Throwdowns this season. Near the end of the game Landry Jones suffered a knee injury that did not look good. He was able to walk off the field with assistance, but fans had wondered the extent of the injury.
QB Landry Jones has left the Houston Showdown game with a Knee Injury 😞
Just now, it has been confirmed that Landry Jones has a partially torn MCL and it is unlikely that he will return for the season.
UPDATE: The Renegades have officially commented on the situation and the extent of Jones’ injury. In the release it states that the recovery period is expected to be at least two weeks; leaving a possible week 7 return for Landry Jones. In the interim, Dallas is looking to add a quarterback to their team in the short-term. Overall, this is fantastic news for Landry Jones and the team. We here at XFL Newsroom wish Landry Jones a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him take the field again later this season. You can read the official statement from the Renegades below:
DALLAS, Texas – Dallas Renegades quarterback Landry Jones underwent an MRI today and results revealed the reaggravation of his knee injury that was suffered on the first day of training camp in January. The recovery period is expected to be at least two weeks.
The Dallas Renegades will add a quarterback to their roster concurrent to XFL rules on short-term injuries. If a quarterback incurs such an injury and the prognosis for recovery is short-term, then a roster exemption shall be granted to the team so it may add another quarterback to its active list. A determination on roster additions for the Renegades will be made by the team in the coming days.
Breaking: Dallas Renegades QB Landry Jones Has Partially Torn MCL
This is a huge blow for the franchise. There is already rumors swirling that the Renegades are negotiating with teams to create a trade to secure another quarterback. The big one that’s been going around is that Dallas is speaking with Tampa Bay to secure Quinton Flowers who recently went on a leave of absence from the Vipers.
Landry Jones wasn’t the only person injured in yesterdays match-up. The Renegades have also confirmed that offensive coordinator, Hall Mumme suffered a broken leg sideline collision with Cameron Artis-Payne. It’s also significant to mention that Mumme continued to call plays from the sideline for the rest of the game… with a broken leg!!! Now, that’s what I call Texas tough.
In the meantime, it looks as Phillip Nelson will get the start for the team. They are still #2 in the west, under the undefeated Houston Roughnecks at 2-2. Next week, the New York Guardians will head to Globe Life and the Renegades will hope to get back on the winning side of things regardless of their QB situation.