Purdue's Markell Jones says he's '100 percent' for Saturday
Purdue fans can expect to see their best offensive weapon on the field this Saturday when the Boilermakers take on Nevada.
In an interview with GoldandBlack.com, sophomore running back Markell Jones, who suffered a shoulder injury in the Sept. 14 game against Cincinnati, says he’s ready to go for the upcoming weekend.
“I’m 100 percent,” he said. “I feel good.”
Jones suffered an injury to his shoulder while “chipping a defender” during Purdue’s 38-20 loss to the Bearcats. Because the Boilermakers were on a bye week last Saturday, the primary ball-carrier had time to recover and rehab from the injury.
That’s a good sign for Purdue, who currently sits at 1-1 on the year. Jones is arguably the most productive offensive player on the roster. In the first two games of the season, the sophomore has rushed for 192 yards and a TD. He had 47 yards on 15 carries before leaving in the third quarter two weeks ago.
Jones also stated that he spoke with doctors and said their doesn’t appear to be an additional risk of sustaining further damage to the shoulder by playing on Saturday. He’s still expecting a heavy workload.
#Purdue RB Markell Jones said he was prepared for more bumps and bruises this season. "I can still get 30 touches on a bum shoulder."
— Nathan Baird (@nbairdjc) September 20, 2016
Purdue’s game against Nevada will kickoff at noon and will air on ESPN News. The Wolfpack enter Ross-Ade Stadium with a 2-1 record.