Jones to see specialist, issue not life-threatening

Jones to see specialist, issue not life-threatening
September 3, 2013, 2:30 pm
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(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Ravens defensive end Arthur Jones will see a specialist Wednesday, but it remains uncertain how long he will be sidelined with a non-football related illness.

Coach John Harbaugh said after practice Tuesday that Jones’ condition was not life threatening.  However, Harbaugh would not reveal the nature of Jones’ illness.

“I’d rather leave an explanation of Art’s situation up to Art,’’ Harbaugh said. “It’s not anything that’s life-threatening or anything like that. It’s non-football related. We’ve got to get some tests done to make sure that he’s OK. Until the tests come out the right way, he’s not going to be able to play.

“It’s something that I’ve been told now that they can’t tell you how long it’s going to be. It could be a week, it could be indefinitely. We don’t think it’s going to be the second part. He’s going to see a specialist here on Wednesday and he can explain to you exactly what it’s about, to whatever extent he wants to.”

Marcus Spears, who looks fully recovered from a hamstring injury, is expected to start in place of Jones.

“Marcus has been around, he’s in good shape,” Harbaugh said. “He looks really good and is ready to go.”