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Kingsbury says Jones practicing, will play in bowl game

Tech CB recovered from frightening moment in regular-season finale

Posted: December 13, 2013 - 5:07pm
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Texas Tech cornerback Bruce Jones has been practicing this week and will play in the Holiday Bowl this month against Arizona State, Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said Friday.

“He’s healthy,” Kingsbury said. “We sat him out, did a concussion (check) with him, and he’ll be ready to go for the bowl game. He’s been practicing, I guess, about a week now.”

Jones suffered a scary-looking injury in the Red Raiders’ regular-season finale when his head and shoulder slammed into Texas’ running back Malcolm Brown’s thigh.

Jones lay on the turf for several minutes as medical staffers immobilized his head and upper body, placed him onto a backboard and carted him off the field.

Tech said shortly thereafter that Jones was treated for a concussion and would be OK.

But Kingsbury’s update Friday might provide a further relief for Tech fans.

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