Pittsburgh Steelers' OLB Jarvis Jones taken to hospital with chest injury

Sunday August 25th, 2013

Jarvis Jones Rookie Jarvis Jones was reportedly wheeled off the field in a stretcher after going down with an unidentified chest injury. (Don Wright/AP)

Steelers' rookie Jarvis Jones became the second AFC North linebacker in two weeks to be sent to the hospital with a chest injury. The injury came in the fourth quarter Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs when Jones intercepted a pass that was later called back on a penalty.

The rookie linebacker from Georgia was originally listed as questionable to return, but wound up being taken to a local hospital for tests.

The team confirmed Jones was being evaluated for a chest injury but did not indicate the type of injury or the severity.

Pittsburgh Press-Gazette reporter Ed Bouchette reported on Twitter that the Steelers were just be cautious by sending Jones to the hospital.

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