Hamstring Is Healed: Bengals Cornerback Adam Jones Fighting A Groin Injury From Last Week

CINCINNATI OH - AUGUST 15: Adam Jones #24 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks for room on a punt return during the preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Paul Brown Stadium on August 15 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. The Bengals won 33-24. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

According to Paul Dehner Jr. of CBSSports.com cornerback Adam Jones' hamstring healed enough that he could have played against the Pittsburgh Steelers but writes the Jones "tweaked his groin in his first day back at practice last week." Jones has been a growing frustration with Bengals fans, having only played one of nine games this season due to respective injuries. Six weeks missed to start the season due to his placement on the Physically Unable to Perform list is understandable and due to league rules, Jones couldn't play and the Bengals needed that spot on the roster.

He returned against the Seattle Seahawks, hurt his hamstring during a 63-yard punt return and hasn't been seen during Cincinnati's previous two games. Before Leon Hall's injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jones' return was one of luxury; not quite necessary, but icing on the preverbal depth chart cake. Now he's needed to help fill a massive void on the team that was opened following Hall's season-ending Achilles injury.

Now according to Dehner, Jones was set to return against the Steelers but during the first practice of that week, Jones reportedly "tweaked" his groin. Jones reportedly looked good while working out on the side with trainers on Wednesday and told beat writers yesterday that he's expecting to return to practice on Thursday.

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