Thomas Jones quickly batted down questions about his physical health Friday. In fact, the Jets running back said he was baffled earlier this week when coach Rex Ryan was asked if Jones’ bruised right knee would require offseason surgery.
“I don’t even know where this stuff came from,” Jones said Friday. “I banged my knee on the turf. We had about seven guys that got nicked up from the turf. I banged my knee on the turf at the Meadowlands, it was so cold. So it was just a bruise; it wasn’t a big deal.”
Jones’ production did dip in the wild-card win against the Bengals — he picked up 34 yards on 15 carries — one week after he banged his knee in the Jets’ regular-season finale against the Bengals.
But he said the knee brace he wore that week was “just for comfort” and added that he currently feels “100 percent.”