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Philip Jones | Defensemen

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/21/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 157

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Phil Jones's hamstring will keep him out of the Manchester United line-up through the end of September and possibly into October.
The England defender's hamstring injury will keep him out of action in Week 5 for sure and likely through the next international break in early October as well. Jones has started the season well despite United's overall weakness in defense. He looked like the only defender healthy in the early-going that looked like he might survive to feature in LVG's 3-5-2. Sep 19 - 8:13 PM

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Phil Jones, who was questionable with a hamstring complaint coming off of England duty, has been officially ruled out for the Week 4 match against QPR.

Manchester United will be breathing a sigh of relief that Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Luke Shaw are all available because their holdover defenders - Phil Jones and Chris Smalling - are both out for Week 4 with injuries. It is likely that the starting defense will include Valencia, Blackett, Evans, Rojo, and Shaw across the back with Blind in midfield. It wouldn't be out of the question that Blind could come in for Valencia instead though.
Sep 12 - 1:36 PM

Phil Jones, who came out of England's 2-0 win over Switzerland in the 77th minute with a hamstring complaint, will be assessed leading up to United's Week 4 home match against QPR.

United's defense appeared to be rounding back into shape with Jonny Evans having returned in Week 3, Luke Shaw reportedly ready to play and Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind now in the fold and eligible. Just as soon as Louis Van Gaal thought he might have all of his options available, he faces a potential set-back. Phil Jones, United's best defender so far this season, will have his hamstring assessed ahead the weekend's match with QPR. At least United get an extra day for Jones to recover with their match not scheduled until Sunday.
Sep 9 - 3:21 PM

Despite a rotten showing from his team, Phil Jones managed to score well for fantasy managers without the benefit of a clean sheet, goal or assist.

There are certainly worries all over the pitch for Manchester United supporters and fantasy managers who own United players alike but Phil Jones wasn't one of them in Week 1. He managed to fill the stat sheet with interceptions (4) and tackles (4) as well as being fouled by Swansea players (4 times). In the Yahoo format that led to 11 points which is a very solid performance for a defender on a losing team. The only immediate concern is whether the arrival of Marcos Rojo and return of Jonny Evans to full health will impact Jones' playing time. For the record, I don't think either will have an impact but we don't know what Louis Van Gaal thinks of his central defenders yet since he hasn't had enough where he's been able to show a preference.
Aug 20 - 10:23 AM

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has a shoulder ligament injury and England boss Roy Hodgson will have to make a difficult decision in naming his World Cup squad.

Jones is able to train but risks further damage to the shoulder. In situations like these, the athletes are often willing to play through the injury and it's up to the manager to make a difficult decision on whether to use the player. Considering England has better options ahead of Jones, we can see this decision going either way. In the meantime, Jones will not be available for Manchester's final match of the season on Sunday.
May 8 - 6:46 PM

Phil Jones is on the way to a hospital after picking up a shoulder injury in Manchester's match against Hull City today.

Jones left the match early in the first half after picking up the injury and was replaced by Nemanja Vidic. He was part of an odd starting XI that Ryan Giggs put out to face Hull and no Manchester Player is guaranteed a starting spot in the final match of the season. With that in mind, even if Jones is healthy by the weekend, we wouldn't recommend him. On the other side of the spectrum, we can't see a shoulder injury keeping Jones out for more than the summer so even the worst case scenario should see him return for the beginning of next season.
May 6 - 3:30 PM

Manchester United's attack and defense got a boost in Week 29 with the return of Phil Jones who scored and played a part in a clean sheet in the Red Devils' 3-0 win.

Manchester United have struggled at the back in recent matches but the return of Phil Jones offers hope as the team rolled to an easy 3-0 win over hapless West Brom. Jones' return allowed David Moyes to rest Nemanja Vidic and leave Rio Ferdinand out of the squad entirely and the difference was evident. It will be interesting to see if they can keep the momentum going with Liverpool their next opponent.
Mar 8 - 9:56 PM

Phil Jones and Jonny Evans will not miss a match this weekend but are both still on the road to recovery with Evans about a week away and Jones closer to two weeks away.

David Moyes will be very happy that Manchester United don't face rivals City this weekend as scheduled. Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic have looked lost when playing together at center back in recent days and neither Evans nor Jones are ready to replace either veteran defender in the starting eleven. One can only imagine how bad the scoreline might get if City's attacking force were to play the defensive unit that allowed Olympiokos to score twice.
Source: @Physioroom
Feb 28 - 3:56 PM

Phil Jones will miss Manchester United's trip to the Emirates with a calf injury.

The defender/holding midfielder, who went off in United's loss to Stoke City after an ugly clash of heads with Jon Walters, will miss out on the Red Devil's trip to London with a calf injury. With Jonny Evans also missing due to the same injury, United will field a makeshift defense in a match that they will want to win badly after their late capitulation against Fulham at Old Trafford over the weekend. Jones should be back for United's next match.
Feb 12 - 10:33 AM

Phil Jones clashed heads with Jon Walters late in the first half and had to be stretchered off with an apparent concussion.

With Nemanja Vidic suspended and Jonny Evans already off with a calf issue, the loss of Phil Jones meant that Manchester United had to play with a central defensive pairing of Michael Carrick and Chris Smalling. Stoke City aren't known for their attacking prowess but United's makeshift defense made them look pretty strong. United are lucky that Fulham visit Old Trafford next week but will want a fully healthy defense in two weeks time when they visit the Emirates. More news on all of United's injuries later in the week as it becomes available.

Phil Jones is nursing a knee injury suffered before Christmas and isn't expected to return for another week or so.

Manchester United have enough depth in midfield and defence that they haven't missed Jones - yet. The Red Devil's are in a really soft patch in the schedule where even their tougher matches, like this weekend against Spurs, are at home. They will hope to have Jones back for the trip to Chelsea on 19 January.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 12:05:00 PM

After missing United's Week 12 draw at Cardiff, Phil Jones returned to the United starting line-up for their Wednesday Champions League match with Bayer Leverkusen.

With Spurs hosting United in Match Week 13, it may not be the time to bring Jones into your line-up but knowing that he is back to help anchor the United spine will increase the value of all of United's defenders and David De Gea in the coming weeks. It may be that until Michael Carrick returns from injury, Jones is a lone anchor at the base of United's midfield with an array of more attacking players ahead of him. That is how they lined up against Bayer and given Fellaini and Cleverley's uneven performances this season, it may make sense to continue in a similar formation.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 03:41:00 PM

Phil Jones, who was exceptional against Arsenal in Week 11, will miss United's trip to Cardiff in Week 12.

It is unclear the extent of Jones' injury but what is known is that he will miss United's trip to Cardiff in Week 12. With Michael Carrick also out, it is likely that both Marouane Fellaini and Tom Cleverley will play in central midfield for Manchester United. With Nemanja Vidic questionable on the back of his concussion, it may be that Chris Smalling will get a chance in central defense after showing well at right back against Arsenal.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 03:00:00 PM

Phil Jones has returned to Manchester United for treatment on a groin injury he picked up while with England this week.

The prognosis beyond England's match with Germany this coming week is unclear. Jones was a huge presence for Manchester United in their win over Arsenal last weekend and if he were to miss any time it would be a set-back to the club's rebounding fortunes. Stay tuned as next week unfolds because his health has implications for the fantasy value of the entire United defense.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 04:15:00 PM

Phil Jones and Jonny Evans have paired in United's central defense in recent weeks but they have been anything but water-tight thus far.

Phil Jones was responsible for Stoke's second goal in Week 9 as he committed an unnecessary foul just outside the box that allowed Marko Arnautovic to score from the resulting free kick. A late rally saved Jones and United the embarrassment of dropping more points to mid-table teams at Old Trafford but with Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton among United's next five matches they had better get the defense worked out or things could get ugly. If Stoke are picking the defense apart one can only imagine what Mesut Ozil might do.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 10:36:00 PM