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Billy Jones | Defensemen | #2

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 174

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Sunderland was dealt quite the scare after Billy Jones was momentarily unresponsive after suffering a concussion on Saturday.
The right-back had to be taken off on a stretcher with his neck braced after a bad fall, which led to 10 minutes of extra time where Fabio Borini was able to strike the equalizer. "At first, from the dugout, we thought it might be his shoulder, but it was his head and it was concussion," said manager David Moyes. "I think he passed out briefly so he’s gone to hospital to be checked out. He was a bit dazed, and when they asked him a few questions he didn’t answer them quite right, they tell me. But we think he is OK." Jones has since been release from the hospital and is expected to be available for the club's next match, which comes in 10 days to put him clear of the FA's six-day concussion protocol. Sun, Apr 16, 2017 12:11:00 PM

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David Moyes confirms Billy Jones was taken to hospital as a precaution after he was stretchered off at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

The full-back fell awkwardly while running with the ball, and following lengthy treatment, Jones was carried from the pitch and taken immediately for further tests. Fortunately, initial reports suggest his injury is not too serious and Jones could be available for the Tees/Wear derby in game week thirty-four: "The medical team tell me his head hit the ground and he lost consciousness, a bit of concussion," said Moyes following the 2-2 draw with West Ham. "We've sent him to hospital, but I'm sure he'll be OK." Football Association guidelines stipulate that a player cannot return to competitive action for at least six clear days, but assuming Jones is given the all-clear by a doctor to resume light activities, he will be ready to face Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium next weekend.
Source: Eurosport
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 03:19:00 PM

Sunderland had to look at a home game against Burnley as a chance to earn three much-needed points, but the Black Cats failed to find the finishing touch and played to a 0-0 draw.

There was absolutely nothing to speak of for Sunderland in terms of attack in the first half of this one, they barely found themselves in Burnley's final third. With the game still goalless at the break, Sunderland were able to put together a flurry of activity early in the second half, but they failed to convert their chances. The most frustrating opportunity squandered came when Seb Larsson lobbed a pinpoint cross to a wide open Billy Jones at the back post but Jones somehow missed a wide open target. Entering the final ten weeks of the season, the Cats may have dropped two crucial points today, but they have chiseled out a reputation for magical end-of-season runs to survive the drop.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 01:05:00 PM

Sunderland's Billy Jones is sidelined by a hamstring injury for the opening match against West Brom.

Signing Jones was one of Sunderland's best pieces of business over the summer, but the right-back will miss out on making his debut against his former side in Week 1 due to a hamstring injury. Santiago Vergini could slot in in his place. Winger Emanuele Giaccherini also misses out with a groin injury.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 03:41:00 AM

Sunderland have sealed the signing of West Brom defender Billy Jones on a free transfer after he rejected a new deal at the Hawthorns.

Losing Jones on a free transfer is a blow for West Brom, but a terrific bit of business by Sunderland. The right-back has been one of the Baggies outstanding performers over the past two seasons, but having been unable to agree terms on a new deal, the 27 year old allowed his contract to run down. Jones has agreed a four-year deal, officially joining the Black Cats on 1 July, and will be expected to replace the outgoing Phil Bardlsey (on his way to Stoke) in starting XI next season.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, May 28, 2014 07:07:00 AM

Billy Jones' return against Fulham was short lived as he exited just before the half and has been ruled out for the next month with a hamstring injury.

With the club only a point out of the relegation zone, news comes that West Brom will be without Billy Jones for the month of March. Judging from what happened earlier in the season - and as recently as a few weeks ago against Chelsea - Steven Reid is likely to deputize for Jones as the Baggies fight to stay up in the Premier League another year.
Source: @Physioroom
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Billy Jones, who has made West Brom's right-back spot his own this season, is out for an indefinite time with a hamstring injury he picked up against Crystal Palace.

Steven Reid will likely deputize for Jones, but this certainly doesn't help their preparations to play Chelsea this weekend.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 03:43:00 PM