Jones-Drew Says He Was Hurt for All of 2010

John Oehser of reports that Maurice Jones Drew confirmed he played hurt all of the 2010 season before finally shutting it down for the last two games.

“You’re not supposed to tell people when you’re hurting,” he said. “We signed up for a game that’s a physical game. You get hurt, and it happens. I think some of the guys understood after the fact – when they saw I couldn’t walk after a couple of games. But sometimes you have to do what you have to go out there and help your team win games.”

Jones-Drew, who will enter his sixth NFL season, rushed for 1,324 yards and five touchdowns on 299 carries this past season – that, a year after rushing for 1,399 yards and 15 touchdowns on 312 carries.

During a key stretch from late October through early December didn’t carry the Jaguars alone, but he certainly did his share. He rushed for 100 or more yards in every game, the longest such streak of his career, and in the process led a team that struggled at times early in the season to first place in the AFC South.

Prior to the last two games of this season, Jones-Drew had never missed a game due to injury. He underwent meniscus surgery after the season and is rehabbing at a facility close to his home. He expects to be ready when and if the 2011 season commences and , as usual, is competitive even in his rehab.

“There’s a lady 80 years old, trying to walk with a walker. We’re pretty much doing the same thing. I was trying to compete with her the whole time. I was trying to do everything she was doing harder, faster.” Jones Drew added with a laugh, “She was kicking my butt. It shows I have a lot of work to do still, but it’s going well. It’s going real well.”

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