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Recovery Room: Weighing upside versus risk

Updated: June 28, 2007, 4:59 PM ET
By Stephania Bell | ESPN.com
Stephania Bell will check in with injury updates to help fantasy owners know who will play, and who is too far away. Check back for updates throughout the preseason; updates will be maked "New".

Detroit

New - Kevin Jones: Jones is recovering from offseason foot surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury and his progress is naturally slow. In December, he tore the ligaments that support the middle of the foot, ligaments that are important for pushing-off when running. The biggest issue for Jones is making sure he doesn't rush his return. If the Lions allow him to take the necessary time to regain his form, (and their off-season acquisitions suggest they will), he could have a strong finish to the season. There is also less likelihood of complications or setbacks if he tests the foot gradually. Plan to have a backup at the start of the season but Jones should be a second-half contributor.

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