Jones broke the fourth metatarsal in his left foot during a fall (non-conditioning related) at the Butts-Mehre Athletic Building. (The metatarsal is the long bone which runs from the toe to the ankle.) Jones' rehab will consist of a cast boot and treatment.
"It's unfortunate that Sean is injured, more so considering the timing of it," Richt said. "He had an excellent spring and summer, and we're expecting him back early in the season."
Jones, a redshirt freshman from Westlake High School in Atlanta, moved from quarterback to defensive back prior to spring practice. He adjusted well and turned in an impressive performance during the intrasquad G-Day game, recording five tackles, one tackle-for-loss and one pass break-up. As a senior at Westlake, Jones passed for 2,490 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for an additional 806 yards and 11 TDs. He also recorded 11 interceptions.
The Bulldogs begin official preparations for the 2001 season this week. Freshman report on Wednesday (August 1), with the remainder of the varsity slated to report on Sunday (August 5). The Bulldogs open the season on Sept. 1 against Arkansas State in Athens.